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. As of late, it’s hard to say there’s a hotter winemaker in all of Bordeaux let alone St. Emilion.
Fresh off a 99-point score in the 2015 from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Francois and the team reached perfection with their 2016 vintage, a wine that Antonio Galloni called one of the best of the entire vintage. Heck, he loved the wine so much, he would go on to write, “In a world in which so many wines are copycats, Tertre-Rôteboeuf is an original. And the 2016 is a great, emotionally moving Tertre-Rôteboeuf.”
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100 Points, Antonio Galloni -Vinous
The 2016 Tertre-Rôteboeuf is flat-out stunning and also one of the wines of the vintage. Rich, deep and explosive, the 2016 possesses remarkable depth and intensity from the very first taste. The 2016 is exotic, full-throttle and unapologetically hedonistic. At times, Tertre-Rôteboeuf can be a bit rough around the edges, but the 2016 is totally sublime. In a world in which so many wines are copycats, Tertre-Rôteboeuf is an original. And the 2016 is a great, emotionally moving Tertre-Rôteboeuf. This is a magnificent effort from François and Nina Mitjavile. Don’t miss it!