2015 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
The 2015 Le Tertre Roteboeuf was picked between 8 and 12 October, François Mitjavile alternating his pickers between here and Roc de Cambes. Like his other 2015s, there is a nascent Burgundy-like allure on the nose that is beguiling in purity and beautifully defined, with scents of small dark cherries, Indian ink and a touch of cassis, an undertow of minerals that will surely become more perceptible as the wine ages in bottle. The palate is harmonious and animated. You are immediately taken by the fineness of the tannin and its velvety smooth texture. It just glides effortlessly along, extremely persistent and tensile on the finish. This will be irresistible once in bottle, and yet there is the substance to see it age for many years. Yes - it's just a little bit magical.