Earthy, smoky, plum liqueur, tobacco and truffle aromas are perfectly paired with the silky, polished, sexy, exotic textured fruit and spice that coats your palate with sweet, fresh cherries. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.
Region: St Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux France
Grape Variety: Merlot
"The bottled 2004 Tertre Roteboeuf is a very good effort for the vintage, revealing a Chateauneuf du Pape-like kirsch liqueur note intermixed with hints of beef blood, sweet herbs, and licorice. It will not make anyone forget the monumental 2000 or top-notch 1998, but it is a well-made effort displaying a medium-bodied, lush finish with noticeable tannin. It appears to be at an incongruous stage of development, showing both sweetness and hardness, somewhat like the classic Chinese play of sweet versus sour. It reminds me of a lighter version of Terte Roteboeuf's successful 1994. Drink it over the next 12-15 years" - Robert Parker
"Bordeaux's most luxurious, sensual and sexy wine..." - Robert Parker
"A supremely pure, delineates bouquet that reminds me of a Grand Cru Burgundy." - Neal Martin
"One of the very few St-Emilion I was tempted to swallow even at this early stage." - Jancis Robinson
"One of the three most intense wine emotions of my entire life!" - Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World 2007)