Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2008

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2008

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: François Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2018-2025 Reviewer Rating: 18/20 Reviewer: Jancis Robinson Code: 102430
Estate Notes

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2008 was purchased in original wooden cases and comes from a very good right bank Bordeaux vintage. A small, late vintage of exciting quality, the best wines being rich, powerful, seductive and structured with a velvety texture, masses of fruit, good tannin and acidity to warrant ageing.

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, stylish 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 Grand Cru Classé in our opinion.


"Amazingly dark. Almost outrageously sweet. Such a statement - hence the exclamation mark with the score. This is a wine to love or loathe. François Mitjavile is surely almost teasing us with this eccentric wine. Burnt. Almost porty nose though actually fresh enough on the palate. Exotic, actually enough acid. So sweet it's almost chocolate. But lively too. Graceful and tender. Liquorice, treacle and leather. A remarkable wine." Jancis Robinson MW