2000 chateau tertre roteboeuf, saint-emilion grand cru
Why We're Buying
Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf (St. Émilion Grand Cru) exemplifies the class and quality of its appellation. It has low-yielding vineyards, making its merlot-dominant blend supremely concentrated and rich. Currently, it ranks as one of the most expensive red wines from St. Émilion grand cru, with a price that has steadily risen over the past decade.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
My all-time favorite vintage of Tertre-Roteboeuf, the 2000 should age much more consistently than the rather irregular 1990 or the top-notch 1989. The 2005 should give it a run for its money down the road, but at present, this wine is performing fabulously well. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with notes of kirsch liqueur and licorice. This St.-Emilion could pass for a great Chateauneuf du Pape or top-notch Musigny, although it has more power and depth than a burgundy, and none of the peppery/garrigue characteristics of a Rhone. Nevertheless, there is a sweet character from the high glycerin level as I suspect the alcohol content exceeds 14%. Velvety textured and full-bodied, but surprisingly youthful, this stunningly rich wine can be drunk now, but promises to last another two decades.