Robert Parker 98 | Eugene Bergen 99
The new Petrus!? This wine has a richness and complexity that makes this a regal wine. The breadth and depth of this wine is dazzling. The fruit has a palette covering a large variety of fruits, combined with a freshness that adds a whole unique dimension to the wine and elevates the lots of fruit to enjoying spring in nature at a pure buffet of the best earth has to offer. The wine lasts in your mouth for minutes. I can't say enough good things about this beauty. If you do not want to die poor, make sure you have experienced this royalty at least once.
| Eugene Bergen
My all-time favorite vintage of Tertre-Roteboeuf, the 2000 should age much more consistently than the rather irregular 1990 or the top-notch 1989. The 2005 should give it a run for its money down the road, but at present, this wine is performing fabulously well. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with notes of kirsch liqueur and licorice. This St.-Emilion could pass for a great Chateauneuf du Pape or top-notch Musigny, although it has more power and depth than a burgundy, and none of the peppery/garrigue characteristics of a Rhone. Nevertheless, there is a sweet character from the high glycerin level as I suspect the alcohol content exceeds 14%. Velvety textured and full-bodied, but surprisingly youthful, this stunningly rich wine can be drunk now, but promises to last another two decades.
| Robert Parker
|Region||France | Bordeaux | Saint-Emilion|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
|Bottle condition||Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.|
|When to drink||2007-2025|