2005 - Ch Tertre Rôteboeuf Grand Cru St Emilion
06A5TERTR6PK _ 2005 - Ch Tertre Rôteboeuf Grand Cru St Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Tertre Rôteboeuf
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2005 CH TERTRE RÔTEBOEUF GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Tertre Rôteboeuf
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,816.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 98

    A sensational effort, Tertre Roteboeuf's 2005, along with the 2000, is one of the most profoundwines made by Francois Mitjavile. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a stunning perfume of sweet black currants, jammy cherries, licorice, and spice. Full-bodied and opulent with high, but remarkably sweet, velvety tannins as well as a stunning texture and a finish that lasts nearly a minute, this prodigious St.-Emilion should be drinkable in 3-4 years, and last for two decades or more. Kudos to the proprietor. Drink: 2011-2031

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Beautiful fruit with a Burgundian style. Pure and aromatic. Full-bodied, with gorgeous fruit and a long, long finish. Seductive. This is a fascinating and cerebral wine that wows you with its beauty. This could easily move up to a classic rating.

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Producer

Château le Tertre Rôteboeuf

The oddly named Tetre Roteboeuf (hill of the belching beef) - so called after the oxen used to till the soil - exploded onto the scene in in the 1980's with Francois Mitjavile, the unique winemaker at the helm. His determination and single-mindedness to produce wines comparable to those from the likes of Pétrus and Lafleur in intensity and extract, in his vineyard southeast of St.Emilion, have apparently paid off.The 5.7 hectares of vineyards are planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Mitjavile's harvests his grapes late - the grapes must be perfectly ripe, resulting in raisin-like lusciousness (Tertre Roteboeuf's trademark) and he keeps his yields small. He uses 100% new oak for the 18-22months of ageing. Parker states in his Bordeaux guide: "Le tertre Roteboeuf is irrefutably one of Bordeaux's superstars."

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.