Chateau Tronquoy Lalande St. Estephe Bordeaux, Complete Guide

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Chateau Tronquoy Lalande History, Overview

Chateau Tronquoy Lalande takes its name fittingly from the family that owned the chateau in its formative years, the Tronquoy family. After they sold the estate in 1859, it passed through several owners before becoming part of the well-known Casteja family holdings, who purchased the vineyard in 1968.

In 2006, Chateau Tronquoy Lalande was purchased by Martin Bouygues and Olivier Bouygues from the Casteja family. The Bouygues brothers earned their fortune in the telecommunications industry.

For Martin Bouygues and Olivier Bouygues, it was the perfect addition to their portfolio, as they already owned the famed Second Growth, Chateau Montrose, which is also located in the Saint Estephe appellation. Both transactions for the Left Bank estates took place in 2006.

Chateau Tronquoy Lalande, The Modern Age

Chateau Tronquoy Lalande enjoyed a complete, 10 million Euro renovation after it was purchased. This is a fortune when you consider the estate is a Cru Bourgeois and that the wines do not sell for that much money.

That represented a serious commitment to quality! A large portion of those funds was allocated to making Chateau Tronquoy Lalande a responsible, fully, environmental, green winery. They obtain much of their power from geothermal energy. To achieve this for their Left Bank estate, they placed 3,000 photovoltaic panels on their roofs. The construction took 3 years to complete.

The new owners purchased additional vineyard land, increasing the size of the estate. The yields were reduced and the selection became much, more stringent. All of these changes have clearly helped improve the wine.

Tronquoy Lalande Vat Room

The wines of Chateau Tronquoy Lalande are produced by the same team that is responsible for the Bordeaux wine being made by the owners, the Bouygues brothers at their other Medoc estate, Chateau Montrose.

Shortly after Chateau Tronquoy Lalande was purchased by the Bouygues brothers, they brought in one of the more popular and revered figures in Bordeaux out of retirement to manage both, Chateau Montrose and Chateau Tronquoy Lalande.

Jean Bernard Delmas. Delmas was director of Chateau Haut Brion for decades until he retired and was replaced by his son. The elder Jean Bernard Delmas was in charge of both Chateau Tronquoy Lalande and Chateau Montrose. He was replaced by Herve Berland, who is also firmly in charge of Chateau Montrose.

In 2022, the estate shortened and changed its name to Chateau Tronquoy. The label was art was also modernized.

Chateau Tronquoy Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 30 hectare Saint Estephe vineyard of Chateau Tronquoy is planted to 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Petit Verdot. This represents a large shift in the vineyard since the new owners took control. Now, you find much more Merlot and less Cabernet Sauvignon.

With a total of 18 planted hectares of vines, the vineyard is planted to a density of 9,000 vines per hectare. The vines are on average, close to 25 years of age. The terroir is mostly gravel with some clay in the soil. The vineyard is located inland from Chateau Montrose. The vineyard was certified as being 100% organic in 2024.

To produce the wine of Chateau Tronquoy, vinification takes place in 22 geothermal powered, stainless steel tanks. The tanks allow for a parcel by parcel vinification. The tanks were made with a slight pitch or tilt at the bottom of the vat. The purpose is to allow the winemaker to capture more of the press wine.

The additional press wine that is recovered utilizing this method is of better quality. The reason behind it is that it does not require mechanical actions to be produced.

Gentle actions do produce softer, more elegant wine, which of course lends more softness to Tronquoy Lalande. All of these changes have clearly improved the quality here, giving the wine more finesse, softer, more gentle textures, and much better purity of fruit.

On average, the wine is aged in 25% new, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months before bottling. There is a second wine, Tronquoy de Sainte Anne. Chateau Tronquoy Lalande property produces 7,500 cases of St. Estephe wine per year.

The Best Vintages of Chateau Tronquoy Lalande are: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005 and 2003. Chateau Tronquoy Lalande is not a wine that requires long-term aging. Instead, it offers delicious, character-filled drinking during its first 2 decades of life for a consumer-friendly price.

The White Wine of Chateau Tronquoy

Chateau Tronquoy also produces a small amount of white Bordeaux wine which is sold as an AOC Bordeaux Blanc. The reason is that the appellation laws for St. Estephe do not allow for the planting of white wine, grape varieties. The vines for the white Bordeaux wine of Tronquoy were planted in 2009 by Jean Bernard Delmas.

Less than .5 hectares are reserved for white wine grape varieties. The vines are planted to 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Gris. To produce the white wine of Tronquoy Lalande, vinification takes place in barrels with regular battonage.

There is no malolactic fermentation. The barrels are one year old, French oak, and come from La Mission Haut Brion. The production is limited to approximately 250 cases of wine per year.

When to Drink Chateau Tronquoy, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Tronquoy can be enjoyed on the young side. The wine is usually better at 3-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 12-18 years after the vintage.

Tronquoy is usually best enjoyed in the first 10-15-20 years after the vintage. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

One other tip for you. Since 2008, Tronquoy has really upped their game, making better wine each year. For value wine hunters that love Cabernet Sauvignon dominated, Left Bank wines, this is a wine to watch!

Serving Tronquoy with the Best Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Tronquoy is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Tronquoy is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, and grilled dishes. With its spicy character, Tronquoy also pairs well with a wide variety of Asian dishes.

For the white wine of Tronquoy, it is best served with all types of seafood, both fish and shellfish, which can be grilled, roasted, broiled, and even served raw, as the wine makes a perfect match with sushi, sashimi, and even cheese courses.

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Château Tronquoy-Lalande Wine Tasting Notes

32 Vintages 153,814 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2023
92
Flowers, green apples, orange rind, and white peach aromas jump from the glass. The palate is lush, round, and fruity, expressing its tropical nature with ripe, vibrant, pineapple, white peach, mango, and tangerine. The wine is an equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2025-2031. 92 Pts.

Flowers, green apples, orange rind, and white peach aromas jump from the glass. The palate is lush, round, and fruity, expressing its tropical nature with ripe, vibrant, pineapple, white peach, mango, and tangerine. The wine is an equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2025-2031. 92 Pts.

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2023
91
Flowers, mint, cherries, and a whisp of smoke fill the perfume. Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, supple, and focused on its sweet, vibrant, core of red fruit, you can enjoy this on release, and over the following decade with ease. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 11% Petit Verdot. 13.2% ABV. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Flowers, mint, cherries, and a whisp of smoke fill the perfume. Medium-bodied, forward, fresh, supple, and focused on its sweet, vibrant, core of red fruit, you can enjoy this on release, and over the following decade with ease. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 11% Petit Verdot. 13.2% ABV. Drink from 2026-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Dark cocoa, flowers, tobacco leaf, and spicy currants show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, lush, deep, and loaded with chocolate coated plums, spice, and cherries. There is richness to the layers of fruit on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine sports a new name as it is now known as only Tronquoy. The label has been updated as well with a new, modernized design. 14.5% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Dark cocoa, flowers, tobacco leaf, and spicy currants show in the nose. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, lush, deep, and loaded with chocolate coated plums, spice, and cherries. There is richness to the layers of fruit on the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine sports a new name as it is now known as only Tronquoy. The label has been updated as well with a new, modernized design. 14.5% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2026-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Espresso, spice, flowers and black cherries are the name of the game in the perfume here. The black cherry theme continues on the palate along with an array of spices, with with a slight green-olive and peppery edge to the spicy fruit in the red berry packed finish. The wine blends 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2040.

Espresso, spice, flowers and black cherries are the name of the game in the perfume here. The black cherry theme continues on the palate along with an array of spices, with with a slight green-olive and peppery edge to the spicy fruit in the red berry packed finish. The wine blends 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2040.

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Spicy, peppery currants and flowers are on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bright, fresh, forward, fruity and sweet, with a slight green-olive edge to the spicy fruit in the red berry packed finish. The wine blends 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. 13.1% ABV. Drink from 2024-2039. 90-92

Spicy, peppery currants and flowers are on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bright, fresh, forward, fruity and sweet, with a slight green-olive edge to the spicy fruit in the red berry packed finish. The wine blends 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. 13.1% ABV. Drink from 2024-2039. 90-92

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2020
92
Medium/full-bodied with an attention seeking nose packed with espresso, dark chocolate, spice, smoke, blackberries, currants and licorice. Dark in color, and deep in character with layers of ripe, plump, round, lush, dark red fruits, creamy tannins and just a hint of cocoa and mint in the endnote. This is already simply delicious and with a few years of age, it promises to be even better. Drink from 2024-2040.

Medium/full-bodied with an attention seeking nose packed with espresso, dark chocolate, spice, smoke, blackberries, currants and licorice. Dark in color, and deep in character with layers of ripe, plump, round, lush, dark red fruits, creamy tannins and just a hint of cocoa and mint in the endnote. This is already simply delicious and with a few years of age, it promises to be even better. Drink from 2024-2040.

1,711 Views   Tasted
2020
90
Flowers, spice, orange rind, almonds and lemon zest show easily on the nose. The wine is forward, lush, fruity and oily, with a spicy, creamy, lemon finish. Drink from 2023-2029.

Flowers, spice, orange rind, almonds and lemon zest show easily on the nose. The wine is forward, lush, fruity and oily, with a spicy, creamy, lemon finish. Drink from 2023-2029.

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2019
94
Spicy, with tinges of wet earth, tobacco leaf, Asian spice, herbs and currants. The wine is rich, ripe, round, fleshy and packed with sweet, dark red pit fruits and wet earth, finishing with the right amount of dark chocolate, espresso, blackberries and currants. The wine should be allowed to age for a few years before popping a cork. 2025-2040.

Spicy, with tinges of wet earth, tobacco leaf, Asian spice, herbs and currants. The wine is rich, ripe, round, fleshy and packed with sweet, dark red pit fruits and wet earth, finishing with the right amount of dark chocolate, espresso, blackberries and currants. The wine should be allowed to age for a few years before popping a cork. 2025-2040.

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2018
93
Showing good color with cigar box, dark chocolate, black cherry and smoked plums at its core, the wine is rich, ripe, round and fruity with a gorgeous earthy character that is already shining. This is a superb vintage for Tronquoy Lalande. The wine blends 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

Showing good color with cigar box, dark chocolate, black cherry and smoked plums at its core, the wine is rich, ripe, round and fruity with a gorgeous earthy character that is already shining. This is a superb vintage for Tronquoy Lalande. The wine blends 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, 14.5% ABV.

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With a gorgeous nose of dark cocoa, blackberry, bitter chocolate, thyme and ripe, red fruits, this is a stunner. The wine has body, depth and freshness with a dark roast espresso and blackberry pop in the finish. This is the strongest vintage for Tronquoy Lalande produced yet! Blended from 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the harvest took place September 18 to October 4. 92-94 Pts

With a gorgeous nose of dark cocoa, blackberry, bitter chocolate, thyme and ripe, red fruits, this is a stunner. The wine has body, depth and freshness with a dark roast espresso and blackberry pop in the finish. This is the strongest vintage for Tronquoy Lalande produced yet! Blended from 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the harvest took place September 18 to October 4. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
Ripe, fresh, sweet lemons, flowers and fresh cut grass aromas waft from the glass. The creamy, bright, yellow citrus filled wine, with its hints of green apple and dab of honey is fully ready to enjoy on release.

Ripe, fresh, sweet lemons, flowers and fresh cut grass aromas waft from the glass. The creamy, bright, yellow citrus filled wine, with its hints of green apple and dab of honey is fully ready to enjoy on release.

1,542 Views   Tasted
2017
92
Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, lively expression or crisp red fruits, wet earth, flowers, touches of bitter chocolate and tobacco leaf. Give this 3-5 years of rest, allowing it to soften and round out and it will be an even better wine.

Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, lively expression or crisp red fruits, wet earth, flowers, touches of bitter chocolate and tobacco leaf. Give this 3-5 years of rest, allowing it to soften and round out and it will be an even better wine.

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Bitter chocolate, thyme and dark, red fruits in the nose bring you to a round, soft, sweet, fruity sensation. The wine is open with bright tannins and a sweetness of fruit in the finish. Produced from a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the harvest took place from September 7 to October 3.

Bitter chocolate, thyme and dark, red fruits in the nose bring you to a round, soft, sweet, fruity sensation. The wine is open with bright tannins and a sweetness of fruit in the finish. Produced from a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the harvest took place from September 7 to October 3.

2,530 Views   Tasted
2017
91
Here you find a vibrant, crisp, fresh, bright blast of ripe, yellow citrus, tart green apple and honeysuckle. Fresh and refreshing, this is already showing well today.

Here you find a vibrant, crisp, fresh, bright blast of ripe, yellow citrus, tart green apple and honeysuckle. Fresh and refreshing, this is already showing well today.

2,437 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Earthy, fruity rich, and youthful, this fresh wine offers its dark red fruit, spice and tobacco leaf shortly after the wine hits the glass. Medium-full bodied, the should be allowed to age for a few years before popping a cork.

Earthy, fruity rich, and youthful, this fresh wine offers its dark red fruit, spice and tobacco leaf shortly after the wine hits the glass. Medium-full bodied, the should be allowed to age for a few years before popping a cork.

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Tempting dark plum, blackberry and earth are available with little effort in this deeply colored, equally luxuriant wine. The fruit is bottomless, the tannins are smooth and there is a plushness, depth and purity to the fruit I have never seen before at Tronquoy Lalande. The finish has distinct intensity of flavor. Produced from a blend of 58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place from September 27 to October 15. Clearly, this is the best wine ever produced at this estate!

Tempting dark plum, blackberry and earth are available with little effort in this deeply colored, equally luxuriant wine. The fruit is bottomless, the tannins are smooth and there is a plushness, depth and purity to the fruit I have never seen before at Tronquoy Lalande. The finish has distinct intensity of flavor. Produced from a blend of 58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place from September 27 to October 15. Clearly, this is the best wine ever produced at this estate!

5,664 Views   Tasted
2016
90
From a blend of 77% Semillon and 23% Sauvignon Gris, the wine delivers a white peach, yellow citrus and honeydew character. Fleshy, with good sweetness, this will drink well on release.

From a blend of 77% Semillon and 23% Sauvignon Gris, the wine delivers a white peach, yellow citrus and honeydew character. Fleshy, with good sweetness, this will drink well on release.

1,405 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Fresh, vibrant and juicy with ripe, you find soft tannins and a blend of cassis and cranberry that is there from start to finish.

Fresh, vibrant and juicy with ripe, you find soft tannins and a blend of cassis and cranberry that is there from start to finish.

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Plums and mocha on the nose, this wine offers a medium/full-bodied, fresh example of Tronquoy Lalande, ending with an open, approachable, spicy, peppery, dark chocolate and coffee covered, cherry finish. Produced from a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 88 - 89 Pts

Plums and mocha on the nose, this wine offers a medium/full-bodied, fresh example of Tronquoy Lalande, ending with an open, approachable, spicy, peppery, dark chocolate and coffee covered, cherry finish. Produced from a blend of 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 88 - 89 Pts

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2015
90
Made from 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Gris, the wine is fat, semi sweet and packed with pomelo, lemon peel, hints of honeysuckle, orange, lime and tangerine with a few drops of honey and bracing acidity.

Made from 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Gris, the wine is fat, semi sweet and packed with pomelo, lemon peel, hints of honeysuckle, orange, lime and tangerine with a few drops of honey and bracing acidity.

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2014
91
Classic in a good way, the tobacco laden wine offers cassis, olives, and spice. Tannic, and holding most of its quality in reserve at the moment, let it rest for at least 5 years, and this should be a much better wine. Made from a blend of 56% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% ABV.

Classic in a good way, the tobacco laden wine offers cassis, olives, and spice. Tannic, and holding most of its quality in reserve at the moment, let it rest for at least 5 years, and this should be a much better wine. Made from a blend of 56% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% ABV.

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It will be difficult to find a better wine for the money in from 2014. Chocolate covered black cherries and a hint of truffle set the perfume in motion. The texture is round on the palate with a satiating, sweet fruit finish. Produced from a blend of 56% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% ABV. 91-92 pts

It will be difficult to find a better wine for the money in from 2014. Chocolate covered black cherries and a hint of truffle set the perfume in motion. The texture is round on the palate with a satiating, sweet fruit finish. Produced from a blend of 56% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% ABV. 91-92 pts

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2014
91
Already drinking in the perfect place, the blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris produces a fresh, vibrant, lively blast of grapefruit, flowers, lemons and green apple. The floral notes in the nose, and lift on the palate make this perfect for pairing with most seafood courses.

Already drinking in the perfect place, the blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris produces a fresh, vibrant, lively blast of grapefruit, flowers, lemons and green apple. The floral notes in the nose, and lift on the palate make this perfect for pairing with most seafood courses.

1,612 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Refreshing, mineral driven, lemon, lime, green apple profile, with a crisp, bright, easy to like, fresh, citrus finish.

Refreshing, mineral driven, lemon, lime, green apple profile, with a crisp, bright, easy to like, fresh, citrus finish.

1,547 Views   Tasted
2013
88
89% of the production was used for the Grand Vin, with a blend of 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine leads with toasted oak and black raspberry aromas. In the mouth and on the palate, the wine is medium bodied with a bright side of red and black fruit style. Already accessible, the wine has a hint of green in the finish, drink this young. 87-89 Pts

89% of the production was used for the Grand Vin, with a blend of 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine leads with toasted oak and black raspberry aromas. In the mouth and on the palate, the wine is medium bodied with a bright side of red and black fruit style. Already accessible, the wine has a hint of green in the finish, drink this young. 87-89 Pts

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2012
90
Medium bodied, with a smoky, round textured, forward, licorice and blackberry essence, the wine is drinking well already and should provide a lot of pleasure more than a decade or longer.

Medium bodied, with a smoky, round textured, forward, licorice and blackberry essence, the wine is drinking well already and should provide a lot of pleasure more than a decade or longer.

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Blending 57% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and minor bits of 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot produced a wine showing jammy black raspberry, earth and herbs. This fresh and medium-bodied wine offers a minor hint of oak, which adds to the finish. The wine was made in an easy-to-like style and should drink well early. 88-90 Pts

Blending 57% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and minor bits of 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot produced a wine showing jammy black raspberry, earth and herbs. This fresh and medium-bodied wine offers a minor hint of oak, which adds to the finish. The wine was made in an easy-to-like style and should drink well early. 88-90 Pts

3,539 Views   Tasted
2012
90
The debut vintage for this new white Bordeaux wine from Tronquoy Lalande. With a floral, honeysuckle, lemon, lime and green apple nose, the has volume, sweetness and fresh, citrus rind notes that come through in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Gris.

The debut vintage for this new white Bordeaux wine from Tronquoy Lalande. With a floral, honeysuckle, lemon, lime and green apple nose, the has volume, sweetness and fresh, citrus rind notes that come through in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Gris.

2,188 Views   Tasted
2012
85
Showing a light nose of fennel and earthy cherry, this lightly styled wine offers simple cassis and black cherry notes. Produced from 45% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Petit Verdot, this should drink well on release. 84-86 Pts

Showing a light nose of fennel and earthy cherry, this lightly styled wine offers simple cassis and black cherry notes. Produced from 45% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Petit Verdot, this should drink well on release. 84-86 Pts

2,668 Views   Tasted
2011
87
Charcoal, vanilla bean and peppery black raspberry scents, with light textures, some drying tannins and black cherry sensations are discovered in the finish. I’d give this a year or two age before drinking over the next 5-7 years

Charcoal, vanilla bean and peppery black raspberry scents, with light textures, some drying tannins and black cherry sensations are discovered in the finish. I’d give this a year or two age before drinking over the next 5-7 years

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47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot make up this blend, which represents 56% of the production. Blackberry, jam, earth and black cherry scents with a medium-bodied, bright, cassis-filled finish. 87-89 Pts

47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot make up this blend, which represents 56% of the production. Blackberry, jam, earth and black cherry scents with a medium-bodied, bright, cassis-filled finish. 87-89 Pts

1,691 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Earth, charcoal, tobacco, oak and cassis scents lead to a round, fresh, black cherry and spice dominated wine that is drinking surprisingly well already, yet a few years of age should soften the tannins and add more complexity. One of the top values from St. Estephe.

Earth, charcoal, tobacco, oak and cassis scents lead to a round, fresh, black cherry and spice dominated wine that is drinking surprisingly well already, yet a few years of age should soften the tannins and add more complexity. One of the top values from St. Estephe.

6,255 Views   Tasted
2010 Tronquoy Lalande Produced from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, this likable, easy to understand wine offers blackberry and earth aromas, finishing with a mélange of sweet, red and dark berries. 90-92 Pts

2010 Tronquoy Lalande Produced from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, this likable, easy to understand wine offers blackberry and earth aromas, finishing with a mélange of sweet, red and dark berries. 90-92 Pts

5,794 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Fully developed, the wine is ripe, round, open and loaded with juicy, earthy, leafy, olive and herb infused red fruits.

Fully developed, the wine is ripe, round, open and loaded with juicy, earthy, leafy, olive and herb infused red fruits.

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Vanilla, blackberry, coffee bean scents, soft, rich textures and a round, chocolate covered boysenberry finish. This wine of pleasure drinks well now and should improve over the next few years.

Vanilla, blackberry, coffee bean scents, soft, rich textures and a round, chocolate covered boysenberry finish. This wine of pleasure drinks well now and should improve over the next few years.

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2009 Tronquoy Lalande sports berry, licorice, and earth aromatics. Soft and approachable, the wine ends in chocolate covered blackberry flavors. 90/92 Pts

2009 Tronquoy Lalande sports berry, licorice, and earth aromatics. Soft and approachable, the wine ends in chocolate covered blackberry flavors. 90/92 Pts

5,555 Views   Tasted
2009
86
Cocoa, smoke, blackberry, soft dark berry finish. This is a wine to drink now as it’s already open.

Cocoa, smoke, blackberry, soft dark berry finish. This is a wine to drink now as it’s already open.

3,236 Views   Tasted
2008
89
Fully developed, the secondary characteristics are kicking in The tannins have melted away and you're left with a mouthful of sweet, ripe, perfectly aged, fruits.

Fully developed, the secondary characteristics are kicking in The tannins have melted away and you're left with a mouthful of sweet, ripe, perfectly aged, fruits.

3,155 Views   Tasted
Medium/full bodied with notes of earth, stone, blackberry, black cherry and leafy, forest aromas. Still young, there is a nice softness to the fruit and the tannins. I'd give it a few more years. Produced from a blend of 50% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot.

Medium/full bodied with notes of earth, stone, blackberry, black cherry and leafy, forest aromas. Still young, there is a nice softness to the fruit and the tannins. I'd give it a few more years. Produced from a blend of 50% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot.

4,448 Views   Tasted
2007
88
Fully developed, with some bricking in the color, secondary aromas of tobacco, wet earth, smoke and red fruits. Medium bodied, open and accessible and drinking at peak, if you are sitting on any bottles, you should be popping the corks.

Fully developed, with some bricking in the color, secondary aromas of tobacco, wet earth, smoke and red fruits. Medium bodied, open and accessible and drinking at peak, if you are sitting on any bottles, you should be popping the corks.

2,164 Views   Tasted
2006
90
From a blend of 59% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot, this has developed nicely since release. Lots of blackberry, cassis, earth, tobacco and forest floor scents create the perfume. This round wine is drinking quite well today. It might get better, but why wait?

From a blend of 59% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot, this has developed nicely since release. Lots of blackberry, cassis, earth, tobacco and forest floor scents create the perfume. This round wine is drinking quite well today. It might get better, but why wait?

2,472 Views   Tasted
2005
89
At its peak today, the wine offers soft, earthy, black fruits and freshness. This is ready to drink.

At its peak today, the wine offers soft, earthy, black fruits and freshness. This is ready to drink.

5,702 Views   Tasted
From a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot, this earthy, blackberry and forest floor scented wine is medium/full bodied in weight, round in texture and is just starting to open up. This is the first vintage from the new owners. Subsequent vintages show a lot more depth and character.

From a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot, this earthy, blackberry and forest floor scented wine is medium/full bodied in weight, round in texture and is just starting to open up. This is the first vintage from the new owners. Subsequent vintages show a lot more depth and character.

4,036 Views   Tasted
2004
85
Black raspberry and oaky aromas, medium bodied, some dryness in the finish and green flavors are found in this fully mature wine. Drink up.

Black raspberry and oaky aromas, medium bodied, some dryness in the finish and green flavors are found in this fully mature wine. Drink up.

4,095 Views   Tasted
2003
91
Jammy black and red fruits, licorice, pie crust, spice and cedar chest aromas open to a soft, polished, supple textured, sweet, spicy, red and black fruit filled wine that is drinking great today.

Jammy black and red fruits, licorice, pie crust, spice and cedar chest aromas open to a soft, polished, supple textured, sweet, spicy, red and black fruit filled wine that is drinking great today.

4,708 Views   Tasted