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2016 Château Tronquoy-Lalande

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April 2, 2023 - $36

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...nose of crushed blackberries and black cherries with herbs, cigar box and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it offers good concentration and depth with firm, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and perfumed.

93James Suckling

The aromas of violets and flowers are impressive in this with dark fruit underneath. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Shows beautiful depth and resilience.

92Wine Spectator

This has a fairly intense beam of kirsch, blackberry paste and plum reduction flavors leading the way, supported by a wide swath of loam and tobacco leaf notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

Dark tannins and rich, succulent fruit mark this wine made by the same team as Château Montrose. Black fruits and solid, concentrated tannins contrast...

92Jeb Dunnuck

...offers a ripe, black-fruited, classic Saint-Estèphe profile of blackcurrants, plums, graphite, and tobacco leaf. This gives way to a ripe, rounded, impressively concentrated wine that has sweet tannins and a great finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Dark, supple and mysterious... Black cherry, grilled herbs, plum, chocolate, leather and gravel all run through this virile, potent Saint-Estèphe.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Ripe and concentrated. Pretty inky tannins and very modern, bright, concentrated fruit. Very appealing even if not that classical.

PRODUCER

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Château Tronquoy-Lalande takes its name from Francois Tronquoy, who built the estate in the 18th century. For the next 200 years there were numerous owners. In 2006 it was acquired by brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues, French industrialists who also own Château Montrose. Today the 74-acre estate is managed by Hervé Berland and Yves Delsol. Vineyards are planted to 52% Merlot, with the remaining acreage planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The estate’s flagship cuvée is generally a blend of about 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.