Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 1986

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

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Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 1986

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: François Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102739 Fill Level: High/top shoulder. Label Quality: Some marks to labels
Estate Notes

Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1986 is drinking beautifully right now, really coming into its own.

François Mitjavile is the owner of this five and a half hectare estate which literally translates to 'the hill of the burping beef' referring to the oxen that used to work the steep hills of the land on the edge of the Saint-Émilion limestone plateau.

François produces just 2000 cases a year of this rich, concentrated, fruity styled wine which, in recent vintages, has wooed many leading wine critics, is good enough to be re-classified as a Grand Cru Classé or even a Premier Cru Classé.


“Mature in appearance with noticeable tawny rim. A quite voluptuous nose with a touch of anis, almost Tuscan in style. Very silky and fleshy on the palate: this must have been concentrated in its youth. Raspberry, orange peel, cherry. Focused, harmonious, yet lacking lift on the finish.”