2007 Tertre R么teboeuf St. 脡milion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note

2007 Tertre R么teboeuf  (St. 脡milion Grand Cru) 92

One of the top wines from the Right Bank in most years, and 2007 is no exception. Finesse in style, there is a freshness to the black raspberry tinted fruits, with the added nuances of cherry blossoms, wet earth and hints of thyme. Softly textured, with silky, soft, polished red fruits in the finish, the wine was produced from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Tertre Roteboeuf Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Tertre Roteboeuf, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Tertre Roteboeuf is much better with at least 8-10 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more

This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Tertre Roteboeuf offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Tertre Roteboeuf with Wine, Food and Pairing Tips

Tertre Roteboeuf is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Tertre Roteboeuf is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Tertre Roteboeuf is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Tertre Roteboeuf Character and Style

Tertre Roteboeuf聽produces a unique style of Bordeaux wine from St. Emilion. There are a few reasons for this. First, there is no second wine.

The reason behind this according to Fran莽ois Mitjavile is, at Tertre Roteboeuf they are not only looking to produce the best wine possible. They also truly want each year to resemble the character of the vintage.

Ripe years should taste like fruit from ripe vintages. Lesser vintages should in turn, represent what the vineyards were able to do as well. In part, because the fruit is picked late, the wine of Tertre Roteboeuf offers a unique, powerful, crushed raspberry and mineral聽perfume, along with black cherry, licorice and elements of kirsch.

The wine of Tertre Roteboeuf is rich, racy and plush.聽With age, the wine develops exotic, opulent textures and aromatic qualities. However, it does not seem to make old bones. The wine might be best between 15 and 25 years of age, depending on the vintage.

The Mitjavile family owns two other Bordeaux properties; Domaine lAurage in Cotes de Castillon and Roc de Cambes in the appellation of Cotes de Bourg. LouisMitjavile and Caroline Mitjavile are completely in charge of the Cotes de Bordeaux property. You can expect to hear more about Louis Mitjavile as his consultancy business continues picking up more wineries.