2000 Tertre Rotebeouf - Wine Advocate #146 - Apr 2003: I know this sounds crazy, but when I tasted the 2000 Tertre Roteboeuf from bottle on two separate occasions, the only wine that jumped into my head was a deja vu of the 1990 Petrus at age two Undeniably the finest Tertre Roteboeuf since the spectacular 1998, 1990, and 1989, the dense ruby/purple-colored 2000 exhibits a sweet nose of roasted espresso, mocha, chocolate, black cherry jam, cassis, licorice, new saddle leather, and toasty oak. This explosive, hedonistic concoction is followed by a full-bodied wine with silky tannin, a sumptuous, sweet, lavishly rich mid-palate and texture, and a 45-second finish. It reveals more noticeable structure and grip than the 1998 or 1990 possessed at a similar age. This is a majestic wine. I kept one bottle open for six days without any oxidation Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.