2014 Chateau Tertre Roteboeuf

Year: 2014
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 91-94
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Jeff Leve: 94
Decanter: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$149.95

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"The 2014 Le Tertre Roteboeuf, now in bottle, has a very refined and pure bouquet, with red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of orange blossom—all very Burgundy-like in style. The palate is very well balanced, with crisp tannin, hints of fig and date infusions that complement the red berry fruit, and a touch of white pepper toward the long finish. This is turning out to be a delicious (as banal as that reads) Le Tertre-Roteboeuf with the tannic structure to suggest that it will give pleasure over the next 20-30 years." (WA)

"The 2014 Tertre-Rôteboeuf is compelling. Sweet, perfumed aromatics meld into a core of exotic blue and black-fleshed fruit supported by veins of saline minerality in a wine that stands out for its translucent texture. A closing flourish of highly expressive floral and spiced notes adds the last shades of nuance. Once again, this is one of the most deeply personal, intriguing wines in St.-Emilion. The 2014 is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, brought in starting on October 15, very late, even by the standard of the year." (VM)

"The 2014 Tertre Roteboeuf is an exuberant, generous, incredibly sexy wine in a vintage they yielded more classic, straightforward efforts. Boasting a deep ruby/plum color as well as a rockin’ bouquet of espresso, spice-box, blackberries, new leather and Asian spice, this ripe, medium to full-bodied, layered 2014 has terrific purity of fruit as well as an undeniable hedonistic, opulent personality. It’s one of the stronger wines in the vintage and can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years." (JD)

"Silky, sweet soft, fresh fruits with a focus on ripe, cherries, black raspberry, floral and a touch of exotic citrus in the end note. Medium/full bodied with a fresh, sweet, rich, raspberry note in the finish that really hangs on. 2739 Views Tasted Jul 2, 2017" (JL)

"Toasted, bready notes followed by lifted dark fruit. Round and rich but it’s not overdone, with a freshness behind. A glimpse of oak and fine tannin. Drinking Window 2020 - 2034 -James Lawther MW" (DM)