Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf   Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

2016 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

By Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

Current market price

£1,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

111.18

Scores and tasting notes

96-98

The 2016 Le Tertre Roteboeuf is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 35 hectoliters per hectare between 14-18 October. This year I was hosted by François' daughter Nina Mitjavile, who has been working alongside her father for several years. It has a wonderful bouquet, very pure and fresh. I anticipated that François Mitjavile might have been tempted to pick a little later like others, but it was an assiduous decision to have the fruit in the vat by the 18 October and lock in that freshness. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, extremely well judged acidity, the new oak present at the moment but in proportion with the fruit. This is a stylish Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf, very sensual and luxuriant with layers of crushed strawberry, blood oranges and raspberry fruit. In a word...irresistible.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2017

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