The 2016 Tronquoy-Lalande, picked from September 27 to October 15, is a blend of 58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, matured in 30% new oak. It has a well-defined blackberry, bilberry, cedar and violet bouquet that gains intensity in the glass. The nicely balanced palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, gentle grip and plenty of freshness on the finish. Very fine. Drink 2022-2042.
|Score: 92||Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019|
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.
|Score: 93||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, November 2018|
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.
|Score: 93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019|
The 2016 Tronquoy-Lalande has turned out beautifully. Dark, supple and mysterious, the 2016 is quite brooding in this vintage. Black cherry, grilled herbs, plum, chocolate, leather and gravel all run through this virile, potent Saint-Estèphe. The Tronquoy has gained quite a bit of structure and vertical depth in aging, whereas during en primeur it was a more supple wine.
|Score: 91||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019|
Tasted blind. Ripe and concentrated. Pretty inky tannins and very modern, bright, concentrated fruit. Very appealing even if not that classical.
Drink 2025 – 2042
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2020|
Tasted blind at the Southwold Group Tasting in January 2020.
Deep ruby purple in the glass. Redolent dark fruits on the nose, with alluring layers of sweet smoke and savoury, toasted spices. The palate is open and expansive - glossy cassis fruit bursts through but is tamed by refined, ripe tannins. There is real depth and power to this wine, with intensely ripe fruit matched by refreshing acidity and a myriad of spices and incense. Long and youthful, this will start to drink well in the next 2-3 years but has ample weight and structure for the long term. An outstanding Tronquoy Lalande.
|Score: 17+||Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, February 2020|