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Tronquoy-Lalande 2014

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Estèphe
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour, very much holding its intensity at 8 years old. This is classic St Estèphe, there is punch and depth to the black fruits, acidities are fresher than you would find in neighbour appellations such as Pauillac, with everything well held together, cassis, blackberry, lashings of black pepper and cocoa bean spice, open and ready to drink but still with structure and life ahead. Enjoyable, classic, a little old school but thoroughly charming with appellation character. Harvest September 18 to October 11.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, October 2022

Tasted blind. Nuanced, deep crimson. Rich and sweet with zest, but above all, lots of freshness. Very dry finish again. Needs lots of time.
Drink 2024-2036

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.

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.

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
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