Thanks for those tasting notes...finally had 2009 Tertre Roteboeuf with two friends over the weekend...reminds me of the 2000 but slightly more unctuous...probably higher in alcohol as well, although it didn't taste hot...great, great effort from them...I rated it 96 unblind,and that may be conservative...
|Score: 96||Robert Parker, RobertParker.com, October 2012|
The 2009 Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a classically styled nose in the context of the vintage, almost Left Bank in style with touches of pencil box infusing the brambly red berry fruit. There is just a distant tang of autumn bonfire. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, quite tight and structured with a light peppery, cedar-tinged finish that lingers impressively in the mouth. Tasted several times before, this remains an outstanding Saint-Émilion from François Mitjavile. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2021 - 2045
|Score: 96||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019|
Tasted at the chateau. This finished its alcoholic fermentation 8-10 days ago. This has a supremely pure, delineated bouquet that reminds me of a Grand Cru Burgundy! Blackberry leaf, a touch of raspberry, limestone and just a faint hint of orange-blossom. Very fine definition. There is a little gas on the entry from the fermentation, but the palate is well balanced, nice tension and purity, demonstrating a vibrant sense of minerality. Very linear towards the finish, stricter than the 2008 with a tensile blackcurrant and raspberry finish. Good length. This will surely blossom by the time of bottling, whereupon it may deserve a higher mark. Cerebral (as ever.) Tasted March 2010.
|Score: 92/95||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010|
Rich and burgundian nose. Still quite rich and sweet and generous and very different from most bordeaux 09s. Flattering and floral and fine. So sweet, but lively texture and not dry on the end. Very distinctive. Date tasted 30th March 2010. Drink 2015-2039.
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010|
Francois Mitjavile's brilliant and unique wine has a different character from that of all its Saint Emilion rivals. There is almost a Pinot Noir sweetness and exceptional purity. Only available in very limited quantities. Our visit to the unassuming cellars with their mud floors and dirty walls is always fascinating. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.This tastes like the Le Pin of Saint Emilion. Beautifully fragrant and sweet. Hints of leather, silky smooth and elegant. Incredible that this south-west facing micro-climate is so close to Troplong Mondot and Pavie and yet the wine is so utterly different. Grand Cru Musigny! A delight.
|Score: 18.5||Farr Vintners, April 2010|
Less explosive aromatically than usual (alcoholic fermentation only finished at the beginning of March!) but rich, ripe and opulent with a huge intensity of fruit. Tannins suave and tender. Voluptuous in style. Drink 2016-2030.
|Score: 18||James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2010|
In keeping with the personality of the vintage, this is a ripe, extravagant wine of notable power and texture, and it will need time in the cellar to lose some of its fat, but this is a lovely wine, with all the classic signatures of this property in a ripe year.
|Score: 95||William Kelley, wfkelley.com, December 2016|