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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.
89-91 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2013
Full, deep ruby. Aromas of cassis, violet and black pepper, with a strong torrefaction component of coffee and chocolate. Enters the mouth bright and pure, then turns austere and tight, with dark berry and mocha flavors lingering nicely on the aftertaste. Mounting, rather tough tannins are somewhat softened by a repeating chocolatey note. In 2012, even Francois Mitjavile had trouble coaxing sweet, exotic ripeness from his grapes, but this classic Bordeaux will have its share of admirers.