The 2014 Tronquoy-Lalande has a very composed bouquet with blackberry, tar and tobacco, very well defined and developing more red fruit than black with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin that render this quite masculine in style. Yes, for certain it is quite austere but I admire the balance of this wine and it offers good substance on the finish. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2020 - 2035
|Score: 89||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018|
Just as expressive from bottle as it was from barrel, the 2014 Tronquoy-Lalande is superb. Black cherry, plum, gravel, smoke, savory herbs, licorice and expressive floral notes abound in a rich, deeply textured Saint-Estèphe that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The plush, textured finish only adds to the wine's considerable appeal. Drink this pliant, expressive Saint-Estèphe over the next 15-20 years or more. This is a stellar showing. The blend is 56 % Merlot, 37 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 % Petit Verdot and 1 % Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times.
|Score: 92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017|
Tasted blind. Nuanced, deep crimson. Rich and sweet with zest, but above all, lots of freshness. Very dry finish again. Needs lots of time.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2018|
56% Merlot, with 37% Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep ruby colour foretelles the black and blue fruits on the nose, but the lifted notes of violet and blossom add an expressive, vibrant layer. The palate is ripe, with smooth tannins and sweet oak spices giving juicy plum and black cherry. The tannins build through the mid-palate, showing that this still needs a year or two in bottle before approaching. The length, delineation fo fruit, and harmony of acids and tannins are all superb, and this should drink very well from 2020.
|Score: 16.5||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2018|
A rich, chocolaty wine, with the structure right up front. Under the same ownership as Château Montrose, this is a wine that reveals all its attractions early with sweet blackberry fruit and powerful tannins. There is some freshness as well, giving fruitiness and acidity at the end.
|Score: 93||Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 2013|