"Exceptionally deep, dark crimson. Real lift and savour on the red velvet carpet of super-ripe Merlot [riper than virtually any other St Emilion I came across – presumably thanks to the naturally low-yielding, low cordon-trained vines here which are never thinned, even in 2004]. Some floral topnotes and magnificently juicy and round – quite exceptional for the vintage. Very silky texture. More obvious tannins than stablemate Roc de Cambes – more obviously an aristocrat than the beautifully sweet Roc. 18.5/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The vineyards of Tertre Roteboeuf are located in the southeastern sector of St. Emilion. Unlike most of Bordeaux wine from St. Emilion, winemaker Francois Mitjavile does not produce a second wine. Rather, he wants every year to represent the vintage, for better or for worse. These are expressive wines with wonderful character each and every vintage.