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    Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1989
    St. Emilion
    1lwasl
    Bottle (6)
    "Two spectacular wines from these vintages, proprietor Francois Mitjavile's 1989 and 1990 are both exotic, opulent, unctuously-textured wines from this splendidly-situated vineyard that in English means, "the hill of the belching beef." The 1989 displays similar aromatics and flavors to the 1990, but comes across as more tannic and backward. Is it going into the so-called "dumb" stage, or is it that the 1990 is so exotic and showy? A great Le Tertre-Roteboeuf, the 1989 is a massively-endowed wine with full blown aromas of bacon fat and sweet fruit. As someone once said, tasting these wines is akin to swallowing liquefied chocolate-covered, overripe cherries. The 1989 will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring; it will last for two decades. It may turn out to be the more classical wine of this duo, but not necessarily superior." (95pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #109, Feb 1997)

    "Deep ruby/purple with slightly more intensity to its hue than the 1990, this full-bodied wine still has a very roasted character intermixed with sweet chocolate Raisinet-like flavors. Sweet, overripe cherries also make an appearance in this thick, juicy, yet structured, rather powerful Tertre Roteboeuf that is aging more slowly than its more renowned sibling, the 1990. This is a classic wine that should continue to repay cellaring." (95 pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 4th Ed. , Dec. 2002)


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