1990 Tertre Roteboeuf 750ml

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1990 Tertre Roteboeuf
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Jancis Robinson | 18

Fading ruby with a pale rim.  Light, subtle, minerally nose.  Very rich indeed!  A real charmer that hovers somewhere between bordeaux, the southern Rhone and Nuits! Very distinctive and gorgeous and at its apogee.  Still quite fresh but amazingly sensual and rich too.  Hint of graphite on the finish.  More structure than many 1990s.

Drink Dates: 2002-2022
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 98

Two spectacular wines from these vintages, proprietor Francois Mitjavile's 1989 and 1990 are both exotic, opulent, unctuously-textured wines from this splendidly-situated vineyard that in English means, "the hill of the belching beef." Over the last year, the 1990 has exploded in the bottle. Both wines exhibit an opaque garnet/purple color, as well as amazing ripeness and intensity. The 1990 has been so stunning the last several times I tasted it, that it is inching its way up the scoring ladder. In fact, I am close to running out of points. The sweet nose of coffee, jammy berry fruit, smoke, caramel, and spice soars from a glass of this marvelously concentrated, viscous, layered, smooth wine. Whatever tannin this show-stopping, flashy wine possesses (I am sure if analyzed the level is respectable) is buried beneath the jammy fruit and glycerin. The 1990 is so dazzling that I would be a fool to suggest owners refrain from consuming it. It should continue to drink well for 10-15 years.

Drink Dates: 1997-2012


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More Vintages and Sizes of Tertre Roteboeuf:

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


A virtual unknown in the world of great wine until the mid-1980s, Chateau Tertre Robeboeuf became something of a sensation after businessman-turned-winemaker Francois Mitjavile took the reins of his wife's inherited property. He quit his job at his family's haulage firm, spent two years interning at Chateau Figeac, and turned the chateau around. The name of the vineyard comes from the oxen that are used to plow the land. Literally translated, it means "hill of the belching beef." Never mind the bovines, the Merlot/Cabernet Franc blends are deeply endowed with plump plum and smoky earth and oak that seamlessly integrates with the opulent core.

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