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2008 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion (in magnum)
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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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2008 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf Saint-Emilion (in magnum)

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

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Saturated medium ruby.  Exotic aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, roast coffee and minerals; this has to be the sexiest nose of the vintage.  Lush, sweet and silky, like a wave of dark berries, smoke and minerals washing over the palate.  Finishes with sweet tannins and palate-staining persistence.  This may not last forever (Tertre-Roteboeuf has a record for mid-term aging), but for tickling your G-spot over the next 10 or 12 years, this is pretty much of a sure thing.

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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 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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