1998 Tertre Roteboeuf 750ml

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IWC 94   WA 94   WS 94   JR 17.5   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Deep, bright ruby. Wild, highly nuanced nose combines black cherry, raspberry, roast coffee, smoked meat, exotic spices and pepper notes. Incredibly sweet and rich in the mouth; creamy, confectionery fruit caresses the palate. Finishes with lush, completely ripe tannins and explosive fruit flavors. One of the superstars of the vintage; a wine that will give pleasure early and age well.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

A dramatic, flamboyant nose of roasted espresso intermixed with chocolate fudge, blackberries, Asian spices, and kirsch jumps from the glass of this ostentatious effort. Full-bodied and layered, with an unctuous texture, gorgeous purity, and an undeniable hedonistic explosion of fruit and glycerin, it can be drunk now, or cellared for 15+ years. To my taste, it is the finest Le Tertre-Roteboeuf since 1990.

Drink Dates: 2001-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 134

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Aromas of plums, berries and meat, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with loads of sweet fruit and round tannins. Long and juicy. Hard not to drink now. '88/'98 Bordeaux retrospective (2008).

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Perfumed, even a little exotic and a hint of sweet brambly smoke like a waft of weed in the air (not uncommon in my part of London). Still has some fresh red fruit on the palate, immensely silky and complex. Some pepper and sweet decay (in an attractive way). Idiosyncratic Bordeaux but delicious. (JH)

Drink Dates: 2008-2016
Author: Julia Harding MW

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/13/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Wow. Dark purple in color the wine offers notes of coco and cedar on the nose and palate. Ripe dark blackberry fruit flavors Long, long finish. This is a fantastic St. Emilion.

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

662 bottles owned by 130 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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