2016 Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande 750Ml BottleRegular price $79.00
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The vineyard is planted with 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc; and on average 80% of the crop goes in this top wine. With only 17ha and a low average crop level of under 6t/Ha there is not a lot of wine by Bordeaux standards. The style, whilst deep and generous, shows ageability and nuance. A profundity not normally found at this price here!
"The wine shows much palate depth and richness, with Merlot coming to the fore. Impressive body but with freshness too, if not among the top wines in terms of racy elegance. I also tasted a 2005, which was impressive but not quite as precise as the 2016 – proof of just how much the estate has improved over the last 10 years." 93pts - Decanter
"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. Drink from 2023." 93pts - James Suckling
"The 2016 Tronquoy-Lalande has a deep garnet-purple color and 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." 93pts - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate