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2011 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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2011 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 , June 2014

Saturated ruby.  Sexy floral nose combines red cherry, candied rose and toffee, along with a spicy topnote.  Sweet, fine-grained and dense, offering bright blackcurrant and red cherry flavors plus a touch of vanilla.  Finishes with strong spicy cut, excellent length, and youthfully gripping tannins.  This has fleshed out since the Primeurs, and though it will never rank as one of the most exotic or lush Tertre Roteboeufs, it's another outstanding wine from Francois Mitjavile in what is a difficult vintage.

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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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