Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 1989

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 1989

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: 95 Reviewer: Code: 100754
Estate Notes

Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1989 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.


"Deep ruby/purple with slightly more intensity to its hue than the 1990, this full-bodied wine still has a very roasted character intermixed with sweet chocolate Raisinet-like flavors. Sweet, overripe cherries also make an appearance in this thick, juicy, yet structured, rather powerful Tertre Roteboeuf that is aging more slowly than its more renowned sibling, the 1990. This is a classic wine that should continue to repay cellaring."

"A blockbuster of a young wine, oozing with cedar, berry, vanilla and chocolate. Full-bodied, adding a long, rich fruit aftertaste. Built for aging in a modern style." Wine Spectator