Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2004

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2004

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: François Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 102516
Estate Notes

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2004 was purchased in its original wooden cases.

2004 was a classic Bordeaux vintage; a return to the more traditional style of elegance and finesse, and there was consistency across all appellations with wines redolent of their individual terroirs.

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. It is good enough to be re-classified as a Grand Cru Classé or even a Premier Cru Classé in our opinion.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"...a very good effort for the vintage, revealing a Chateauneuf du Pape-like kirsch liqueur note intermixed with hints of beef blood, sweet herbs, and licorice. It will not make anyone forget the monumental 2000 or top-notch 1998, but it is a well-made effort displaying a medium-bodied, lush finish with noticeable tannin. It appears to be at an incongruous stage of development, showing both sweetness and hardness, somewhat like the classic Chinese play of sweet versus sour. It reminds me of a lighter version of Terte Roteboeuf’s successful 1994."

"Black raspberry, minerals and smoked meat on the nose. Lush and sweet but in a reserved style; an extremely idiosyncratic wine that combines an almost syrah-like liqueur quality and very fresh acids that accentuate the wine's fruit. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins that seem finer-or at least lighter-than those of the massive 2005. A very lively style of Tertre-Roteboeuf with less obvious sweetness than many recent vintages here." Stephen Tanzer