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2006 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion
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About Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

Few in the wine world had heard of Tertre-Rôteboeuf prior to the 1980s, but since then, more than a few Bordeaux enthusiasts have discovered that iconoclast proprietor François Mitjavile makes one of the Bordeaux region's most flamboyantly full-blown wines.

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2006 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009

Dark red. Exotic dark raspberry, chocolate liqueur and smoky oak on the nose and palate. Lush, sweet and slightly decadent but not especially exotic for this wine. Round, sexy and plump but with no excess weight. In fact, this is rather suave and smooth, with good inner-palate energy. Finishes with supple, broad tannins and sneaky length. Not quite as creamy or intense as it appeared to be from barrel, but this should give pleasure over the next 10 or 12 years.

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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