• kostaslonis Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 23, 2022 - Random wines tried during service (Oinoscent): 100% merlot
    The wine shows purity, depth, ripe fresh cherry, berry, currant, a touch smoky, coffee, thin oak frame, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pulp-y and juicy
    In the palate, the wine shows elegance, ripe and juicy tannins, blue fruit, black fruit, a touch warm, its still tight, thin oak frame, spicy sweet medium to long finish
    Outstanding quality

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  • OenoEd Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 23, 2022 - I remain a huge fan of this, as I was in 2017, when I scored it a point lower, , based more then on its mystery, depth, and potential than the pleasure it offered on that night. Those who describe this now as clunky, , blocky, heavy, or uninteresting probably were noting freshly opened bottles. I had the same impression in its first hour open. But, as it opened, you could smell and taste a shimmering blue morpho ready to break the constraints of sharp edges and tart angles. Big blueberries covered in dark chocolate and cocoa dust, dusty parchment paper in leather bound volumes, ripe persimmon, violet honey, and brawny black raspberries. Loud, but balanced by brilliant acidity and fine tannins lacking in the fruity bombast of high scoring ripe CA merlot blends. It reached a crescendo after two hours, and showed black granite and lead shavings on its long beautiful finish. A truly perfect pairing for charred beef. This may be at peak, but one, I suspect , that will remain for ten years. Happy I own more.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    January 12, 2022 - Flickinger Customer Appreciation Tasting (Casino Club - Chicago IL): Walk-around tasting. Backward to an extent it comes across as clunky and not perfectly balanced right now. At an awkward phase now, so unfair/ impossible to assess.

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  • PSanDiego wrote:

    August 29, 2021 - Paid $144. Normally I love St Emilion wines and this is the first time I have tried Tertre Roteboeuf. But I was not impressed. It is a smooth wine with black raspberry notes. Wife liked it, and I can understand why people do like it alot, it is smooth, but it is not my style of Bordeaux.

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  • SMHalps Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 2, 2021 - Decanted at a NYC Steakhouse. We had this alongside a 2001 Ch. Leoville Barton. It was a great contrast, and which you liked better depended on at what stage you like your Bordeaux. Lots of fruit, and a complex long finish.

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    March 11, 2020 - Fascinating - this needs a couple hours of air to really show its cohesive best and reveals a black cherry, sasparilla, hoisin, ganache, malty, slightly funky nose with a richly black fruited, pencil, black pepper palate and a faint floral kiss. Really dynamic, singular St Emilion as Tertre Roteboeuf usually is. But, after all, Fran├žois Mitjavile is something of a genius. I think this will be really fun when it reaches old age in the manner of some late 1940s / 1950s right banks today, but the drinking window should prove to be remarkably wide. No major changes after 24 hours of air.

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  • robertbjensen Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 25, 2019 - Fabulous St Emilion, definitely one of the best I've had... Bought a 2015 which I will store for at least 10-15 yrs

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  • Ms. Bubblehead Likes this wine:

    March 23, 2019 - Really enjoyed this bottle, very elegant and Burgundian style of right bank Bordeaux! On the nose, good minerals, dark cherries, wild red berries, and modest earthiness, on the palate, surprisingly open, great structure along with seductive lingering acidity and modest spices, although they use 100% new oak, there was no hint of oak, no vanilla, or no chocolate sensation (which is very much my preference). Interested in trying different vintages

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  • aarondogg Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 25, 2018 - This is really stunning. Amazingly ready to drink. First bottle from this producer and a big fan.

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  • OenoEd Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 6, 2017 - Complex rich dark smoky fruit. Long finish, well balanced, delicious and accessible. Perfect for tea smoked duck, cherry sauces, or brisket. i wish it had a more interesting finish. This will hold 15 years, probably without much change.

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