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2020 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

By Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf

2020 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

In the ethereal world of fine Bordeaux wines, there are certain vintages that are spoken of in hushed tones, their names enshrined in the annals of vinous history. The 2020 vintage from Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf has a whisper of becoming one such year, its inherent quality a beacon for investors and connoisseurs alike.

 

The Exclusivity and Elegance of Terroir

The unique climatic variations across Bordeaux have yet again played their part in sculpting a wine of noteworthy distinction. The 2020 vintage from Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf gazes down upon its predecessors with an air of youthful confidence and composure. Born from a season characterised by optimal sunshine and timely rainfalls, it carries with it an exuberance balanced by remarkable structure—a potential reflection of the storied 2016 vintage but with its own tale to tell.

 

Intoxicating Complexity Meets Investment Potential

Finesse is the hallmark of this estate, and the 2020 release does not shy away from this reputation; rather, it embraces it with aplomb. A bouquet that unfurls gently, burgeoning with hints of ripe cherry and blackcurrant pastilles entwines seamlessly with an underpinning of subtle oak and liquorice. On the palate, there's a precision free from any superfluous weight—a testament to the meticulous viniculture and judicious ageing in French barrels.

The tannins possess a firm, yet silken grip—one that promises gratification for those patient enough to let this vintage breathe through years of cellaring. Indeed, it is a wine that offers both immediate sensory delight and substantial latitude for capital appreciation within the portfolios of discerning wine investors.

 

A Connoisseur's Conclusion

The 2020 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf is set to be marked as one of the landmark vintages from Saint-Emilion—potent in its provenance, powerful in its poise. It warrants not just enjoyment but respect; holding in each bottle a page from the grand chronicle that is Bordeaux winemaking. As it stands, to overlook such a wine would be a disservice to one's own palate and investment acumen.

Current market price

$2,510.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

83.33

Scores and tasting notes

97-99

Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Le Tertre Roteboeuf needs a little coaxing and patience to lure out captivating notes of wild blueberries, crushed black plums and juicy blackberries, followed by suggestions of red roses, dark chocolate, molten licorice and rich, red soil, with wafts of garrigue and cumin seed. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers decadently intense, exotic spice and mineral-accented black fruit flavors, supported by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and very perfumed. This is without doubt one of the most impactful, singular, nuanced 2020 barrel samples tasted.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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