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2009 Château TRONQUOY-LALANDE. Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux

Bin:  530

Alcohol percentage:  14%

Area:

Saint-Estèphe is the northernmost of the famous sub-regions in the ‘left bank’ area. Renowned for producing a robust style, with a pronounced ‘gravelly’ texture

Grape variety:

42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot; aged in 40% new oak

Producer:

Now owned by telecoms company ‘Martin Bouygues’. They also own the renowned Chateau Montrose and have in 2 years invested millions into the property, bringing in Jean-Bernard Delmas (ex winemaker of Haut Brion) as consultant. This is particularly impressive considering the production is only 10,000 cases and the prices is (for the moment) relatively sensible!

Press review:

“The 2009 Tronquoy Lalande, a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, is the finest wine they have yet produced. It reveals an opulent bouquet of mulberries, blueberries, raspberries and spring flowers, full body, silky tannin, low acidity and a lush, pure mouthfeel. This uncharacteristically round, generous, sumptuous wine should be drinkable early on. 91/100”. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“From the expanding, under-construction Ch Montrose stable. 64% of production. 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot. 46 hl/ha. Minerals and opulence and lots of charm. Sinewy and exciting and depth of flavour but definitely St-Estèphe. Real vivacity. Very luscious in the middle. Very long and satisfying. 16.5+/20” – Jancis Robinson

£44.00

£41.80 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£39.60 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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