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The 2016 Tronquoy-Lalande is a brilliant wine. Wafting from the glass with scents of cassis, dark berries, cigar wrapper and loamy soil, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with a deep and multidimensional core, lively acids and beautifully ripe tannins. Suave and elegant, this young, impeccably balanced classic will delight Médoc purists, but it is far from austere today and will offer a remarkably broad drinking window. 2022 - 2046
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.
With 58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Tronquoy-Lalande has a deep garnet-purple color. It requires a little swirling to uncover notions of stewed black plums, blackberry pie, and fruitcake, plus suggestions of crushed rocks, sauteed herbs, and charcuterie. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a great core of ripe black fruits with loads of savory sparks and a grainy texture, finishing with great length and freshness.
Still extremely young, majoring on bitter chocolate, liqourice root, cigar box, slate and cassis. Concentrated, not giving much away yet, this still needs another few years in bottle to loosen up the tannic architecture.
Tasted blind. Ripe and concentrated. Pretty inky tannins and very modern, bright, concentrated fruit. Very appealing even if not that classical.
Drink 2025 – 2042
Tasted blind at the Southwold Group Tasting in January 2020.
58%, Cabernet Sauvignon : 34%, Petit Verdot : 6 %, Cabernet Franc : 2%
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.
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.