It Was A Very Good Year: Appreciating the Labors of a Lifetime at Tetre Roteboeuf

When ordering wine, everyone wants to have the best experience possible.  As a result, it is those critically acclaimed years -- for recent years in Bordeaux, that means 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010 -- are in the highest demand.  It is true, in choosing wines from those years, there is an increased chance that the bottle will be more polished, as well as better suited for aging.  And a year that made the wine easy to make will also typically make it easy to enjoy.  But, like choosing a wine from a less prestigious region, wines from “off-years” -- in Bordeaux this includes 2007, 2011 and 2013 -- offer a great opportunity to learn.

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