2015 Tronquoy Lalande (St Estephe) Cru Bourgeois



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Average critic rating : 90.25 points

89-91

89-91

The 2015 Tronquoy-Lalande is a Saint-Estèphe of rare finesse and grace. Lithe yet persistent, the 2015 possesses lovely balance to match its understated personality. Rosemary, lavender, menthol, black cherry and plum add the closing shades of nuance, while firm, insistent tannins support the savory, lavender and violet-inflected finish. Once again, the Tronquoy-Lalande is a sleeper. The blend is 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Tasted four times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

88-90

88-90

The 2015 Tronquoy-Lalande is a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 16 September until 8 October. It has quite a high-toned, iodine-tinged bouquet with blackberry, wild heather and touches of pencil lead, though it seemed just a little pinched and static in the glass. The palate is supple and smooth on the entry. Here you find more complexity with mineral-infused black fruit and noticeable acidity. It is nicely structured on the finish, perhaps foursquare when compared to its Montrose counterpart, but it should mature into a decent medium-term Saint Estèphe. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2035

91-92

91-92

A St.-Estèphe with crunchy fruit, blackberry and mineral character. Full body. Savory finish. Lovely tannin quality. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

16

16

55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Merlot picked from 16 September. Extremely dark crimson. Manages to be both fresh and ripe on the nose. Very lively and refreshing. Maybe just very slightly skinny and drying on the end but a very good effort! 13.8%. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2022-2032

90

90

All the richness with none of the toughness this wine showed in the past – even some florality and freshness to make it more impressive. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2020-2030

92

92

From a property that seems to improve with every vintage, this is dense and concentrated, but not hard and unyielding in the slightest. The high percentage of Merlot gives the wine plenty of texture. A credit to Vincent Decup and his team. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2030

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