1994 Tertre Roteboeuf

abv 13.5%
  • 90 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59798-1994-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    A very successful effort in a difficult vintage, Tertre Roteboeuf's 1994 shows a dark plum/ruby color with no lightening at the edge. A nose of roasted herbs intermixed with black cherry, plum, fig, and currant also has a hint of chocolate and earth. Medium-bodied, with ripe but noticeable tannin, excellent definition, and fine purity, this is a nice, weighty, rich, surprisingly strong effort from Tertre Roteboeuf. Anticipated maturity: Now-2014. Last tasted, 12/02.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Expressive aromas of grilled meat, black raspberry, spicy cherry, smoke and tobacco. Lovely sweetness in the mouth; fruit flavors are more red than black. This is generous for a '94, but the tannins are not as silky-smooth as those in the '95. Intriguing smoke and maple sugar flavor on the finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Weonseok K134
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.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 203 bottles owned
  • 33 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 33 collectors)