Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2012

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf, 2012

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: François Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2018-2035 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 102923
Estate Notes

Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2012 was one of the wines of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

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.


“The 2012 Tertre-Roteboeuf is without question one of the wines of the vintage. Remarkably vivid for such a big, super-ripe wine, the 2012 boasts superb nuance and delineation from start to finish. Dense, powerful and explosive, the 2012 is a real head-turner, but it is also going to need at least a few years to shed some baby fat. Still, the 2012 is impressive, even today. With time in the glass the aromas open up and tannins soften a touch, both indications of what is in store for those who can wait. The 2012 spent 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.” Antonio Galloni