Peter Maude Fine Wines

2022, Château Tertre Roteboeuf, SAINT-ÉMILION Grand Cru

$308 ex. GST
$354.20 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $379.96

Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Francois Mitjavile's brilliant and unique wine has a different character from that of all its Saint Emilion rivals - and is only available in very limited quantities. 2022 blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. No crushing of the grapes but full de-stemming, no cold soaks, unfiltered until just before bottling. 100% of the vineyard always in Tertre Roteboeuf.

Both the suavest and the most exotic cuvée in the Mitjavile portfolio, the 2022 Le Tertre Roteboeuf is a full-bodied, supple and fleshy wine evocative of blackberries, espresso roast, rose petals, spices and smoked meats. Concentrated, refined and seamless, it concludes with a long, aromatic finish. Readers might think of it as a cousin of the 2009 vintage, with its sweetness of fruit but rather ethereal, harmonious profile. 95-97 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

The 2022 Tertre-Rôteboeuf is very deep in color. It has a very intense bouquet with Dorset plum, raspberry coulis, touches of fennel and fresh fig. Fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of structure, pure mulberry, blackberry and raspberry fruit, white pepper and curry leaf. It is a more exotic Saint-Émilion, but I would not describe it as exotic. It's just very Tertre-Rôteboeuf! 95-97 Neal Martin, Vinous.

The texture is the first thing that strikes you here, with pummice stone salinity and an unfussy, luxurious uncurling of flavours that makes you want to pull up a chair and take your time. Plenty of tar, cloves, liqourice and grilled cedar, alongside blackberry and raspberry fruit laced with pomegranate and orange peel bitterness, not avoiding but leaning into the vintage conditions. Confident and full of limestone character, just a beautiful wine from the Mitjavile family in a year full of paradox. 97 Jane Anson.

Deep garnet-purple in colour, it storms out of the glass with powerful notes of preserved plums, blueberry compote, and fruitcake, followed by suggestions of star anise, cedar chest, wilted roses, and unsmoked cigars. The super-concentrated, opulent, full-bodied palate is jam packed with black fruit preserves and exotic spices, maintaining impressive freshness and finishing very long with a mineral lift. This is a very different expression of the vintage - so Tertre Roteboeuf! 96-98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown.

Drinking Window: 2030 - 2060

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