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2009 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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2009 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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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Dark ruby-red.  Ripe red cherry, raspberry liqueur, coffee and underbrush on the concentrated nose.  Then rich, dense and suave on the palate, with a chocolatey ripeness to the red and dark fruit flavors.  Finishes very long, with enticing juiciness and smooth tannins.  This very rich, sweet Tertre-Roteboeuf is in the process of shutting down and actually offers less of the exuberantly rich sweet fruit it showed during the Primeurs, but it has the stuffing and backbone for a glorious mid-term life in bottle.  (ID)

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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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