Château Tertre-Roteboeuf, 2016 Update

It is always fun to call in on François Mitjavile, of Château Tertre-Roteboeuf; no trip around Bordeaux would be complete without a visit. I know that in the gloom of his cellar I will have not only the opportunity to taste the latest vintages, perhaps a primeur sample from barrel or the most recently bottled, but also a selection of other, older wines. François carries the bottles around himself, pouring for each guest in turn.

Château Tertre-Roteboeuf

Not uncommonly François pours from his range of other wines, such as Roc de Cambes of course, Domaine de Cambes (made from the lower part of the Roc de Cambes slope) and perhaps L’Aurage, the domaine taken on a few years ago by his son, Louis Mitjavile, now an increasingly successful consultant in his own right. On this occasion though François (pictured above) treated me to four vintages of Château Tertre-Roteboeuf, starting young with 2014 and 2013, before looking back to 2008 and 1997.

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