Bordeaux

2010 Tertre Roteboeuf

Bottled in August, the Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a deep garnet colour. The nose is tightly coiled, much more laconic than the 2009 at this stage, but offers a pixelated bouquet of brambly black fruit (rather than the more usual red), blood orange and orange sorbet, with just a touch of crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is very well balanced, quite understated and perhaps subtler than either the 2008 and 2009 Le Tertre-Rôtebeouf(s), with a great deal of tension towards the finish. Like a person about to utter something profound...but prefers to keep you waiting several years. Cellar this wine and perhaps broach the 2009 before considering the follow-up. Tasted November 2012. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
97 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

Bottled in August, the Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a deep garnet colour. The nose is tightly coiled, much more laconic than the 2009 at this stage, but offers a pixelated bouquet of brambly black fruit (rather than the more usual red), blood orange and orange sorbet, with just a touch of crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is very well balanced, quite understated and perhaps subtler than either the 2008 and 2009 Le Tertre-Rôtebeouf(s), with a great deal of tension towards the finish. Like a person about to utter something profound...but prefers to keep you waiting several years. Cellar this wine and perhaps broach the 2009 before considering the follow-up. Tasted November 2012.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Tertre Roteboeuf From an assemblage of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 15.6% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. The wine does not feel hot. With massive amounts of glycerin, the wine offers exotic textures not found in other wines. The wine will be aged in 100% new oak barrels from Radoux. With a strong perfume filled with iron, oak, jammy red and black berries and fennel, this lush, unctuous, unique expression of St. Emilion is sweet, mouth filling, opulent and loaded with oaky, sweet, candied black and red berries, licorice and roasted fruits. 95-97 Pts

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2010 Le Tertre Rôteboeuf has an impressive bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, melted tar on a hot summer day, warm gravel and allspice. This exhibits very fine delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a little toasty towards the finish where the oak seems to obscure the terroir and fruit expression, even after ten years. Hopefully that will be addressed with further cellaring because otherwise this is a fine Right Bank. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink 2022-2040. 92+ points

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2010 Le Tertre Rôteboeuf has an impressive bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, melted tar on a hot summer day, warm gravel and allspice. This exhibits very fine delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a little toasty towards the finish where the oak seems to obscure the terroir and fruit expression, even after ten years. Hopefully that will be addressed with further cellaring because otherwise this is a fine Right Bank. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. Drink 2022-2040. 92+ points

Expert Review
92 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Le Tertre Roteboeuf reveals notes of leather, cedar and balsamic with a core of raisin cake and unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied, the palate is firm and chewy with a lively line cutting through the dried berries and savory layers, finishing just a little warm.

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James Lawther MW - Decanter Magazine

True to style. Suave, exotic with smooth, caressing tannins. Owner François Mitjavile, has, as usual, pushed the ripeness to the confit stage but the terroir and vintage give the requisite lift and freshness. His fans won't be disappointed. Drink 2018-2030. (18 points) 18/20

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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