1989 Tertre Roteboeuf, St-Emilion (Previously $279)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.
A blockbuster of a young wine, oozing with cedar, berry, vanilla and chocolate. Full-bodied, adding a long, rich fruit aftertaste. Built for aging in a modern style.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2005.
Very dark ruby (with masses of sediment). Warm and rich on the nose - utterly seductive. With an animal and liquorice notes. Still spreads right across the palate in a creamy, flattering but not over sweet way. No excess of alcohol or residual sugar. Hint of burnt rubber. Lovely fragrance in the empty glass. Good stuff! 18.5/20 points.