Tertre-Roteboeuf Saint Emilion 2015
This small estate has a loyal enthusiastic cult following. Typically every bottle produced is sold before release, and owner François Mitjavile has the utmost respect from his peers and clients alike. The vineyard is only 6 hectares in size with limestone clay soils planted to Merlot 80 % and Cabernet Franc 20 %. The average age of his old vines is 50 years. François employs Cordon pruning, harvest by hand and cement vats for fermentation. He ages in 100% new barrels. About 2000 cases made each year.
Review from Lisa Perroti-Brown :: Wine Advocate 98+ points : 'The 2015 Le Tertre Roteboeuf is deep garnet-purple in color with a gorgeous nose of baked cherries, warm plums, crème de cassis and mulberries with touches of rare beef, violets, mocha, Chinese five spice and fertile loam. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and with firm, grainy tannins, it has seamless freshness and a very long, spicy finish. This is wonderfully seamless and harmonious.' April 27, 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Le Tertre Roteboeuf was picked between 8 and 12 October, François Mitjavile alternating his pickers between here and Roc de Cambes. Like his other 2015s, there is a nascent Burgundy-like allure on the nose that is beguiling in purity and beautifully defined, with scents of small dark cherries, Indian ink and a touch of cassis, an undertow of minerals that will surely become more perceptible as the wine ages in bottle. The palate is harmonious and animated. You are immediately taken by the fineness of the tannin and its velvety smooth texture. It just glides effortlessly along, extremely persistent and tensile on the finish. This will be irresistible once in bottle, and yet there is the substance to see it age for many years. Yes - it's just a little bit magical. 97-99