"Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. There is a Burgundy-like purity on the nose with ripe cassis, fresh strawberry and blueberry aromas, intermingling with vanillary new oak that is very seductive. The palate is very well balanced. This shows so much panache and harmony with a caressing, velvety smooth finish that cloaks the mouth in dark fruit flavours. This is a superb Saint Emilion from Francois Mitjavile who seems to be on a winning streak with recent vintages. Tasted January 2012."
Neal Martin 94 Punkte
"Tasted at the chateau directly from barrel, the Le Tertre-Roteboeuf has wonderful definition on the nose, much more composed and controlled than the 2009 when tasted last year. Pure black cherries, bilberry and crushed stone, great precision here, much more control of the Merlot than I was anticipating. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, superb acidity, layers of crisp ripe berried fruits suffused with tension and mineralité. Focused and linear towards the Burgundy like, silky finish in keeping with the vintage, this is an outstanding Le Tertre-Roteboeuf for long-term ageing. By the way...it has 15.7% alcohol (and a pH 3.64.)! Tasted April 2011."
Neal Martin 95-97 Punkte