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Château La Tour de By

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2023
91
Fresh, and fruity, round, and creamy, the wine pops with loads of ripe, dark, sweet, cherries, plums and blackberries on the palate, that continue through to the creamy, licorice, and black cherry packed finish. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

Fresh, and fruity, round, and creamy, the wine pops with loads of ripe, dark, sweet, cherries, plums and blackberries on the palate, that continue through to the creamy, licorice, and black cherry packed finish. Drink from 2026-2036. 90-92 Pts.

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2023
91
Medium-bodied, fresh, juicy, and with accents of espresso, licorice, and flowers to accompany the red, with black currants, the wine finishes fresh and fruity. Drink from 2027-2028. 90-92 Pts.

Medium-bodied, fresh, juicy, and with accents of espresso, licorice, and flowers to accompany the red, with black currants, the wine finishes fresh and fruity. Drink from 2027-2028. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
90
Round, forward, and fruity, with loads of sweet, dark red pit fruits, savory herbs, flowers, hints of spice, and licorice that come in at the end, this will be quite nice to enjoy on release. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91 Pts.

Round, forward, and fruity, with loads of sweet, dark red pit fruits, savory herbs, flowers, hints of spice, and licorice that come in at the end, this will be quite nice to enjoy on release. Drink from 2025-2037. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
92
A touch of oak, smoke, black pit fruits, flowers, and licorice form the core here. The wine is soft, round, medium-bodied, and fruity, with an open style, and plenty of dark red berries on the palate and finish, this is going to be easy to enjoy on release. The wine is produced from a parcel selection. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

A touch of oak, smoke, black pit fruits, flowers, and licorice form the core here. The wine is soft, round, medium-bodied, and fruity, with an open style, and plenty of dark red berries on the palate and finish, this is going to be easy to enjoy on release. The wine is produced from a parcel selection. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
86
Forward, early-drinking, medium-bodied, peppery-cherry filled wine with a shot of menthol in the endnote that you can enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2028. 85-87

Forward, early-drinking, medium-bodied, peppery-cherry filled wine with a shot of menthol in the endnote that you can enjoy on release. Drink from 2023-2028. 85-87

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2021
89
Black cherries, peppery currants and espresso with a touch of mint, open the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, forward, fresh and easy going, with a sweet, supple, almost creamy, though light red berry finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

Black cherries, peppery currants and espresso with a touch of mint, open the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, forward, fresh and easy going, with a sweet, supple, almost creamy, though light red berry finish. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Soft and sweet with a ripe, cherry and currant profile. The wine is medium-bodied, polished and fruity. Drink from 2023-2028. 87-89

Soft and sweet with a ripe, cherry and currant profile. The wine is medium-bodied, polished and fruity. Drink from 2023-2028. 87-89

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2020
90
Cherries, black currants, spice, licorice, and espresso form the core of the nose, and palate here. The wine provides a nice, chewy blast of dark red fruits, and chocolate in the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

Cherries, black currants, spice, licorice, and espresso form the core of the nose, and palate here. The wine provides a nice, chewy blast of dark red fruits, and chocolate in the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Floral, with fresh dark red fruits, espresso and chocolate raspberry cake notes, the wine is soft, round and polished, with ample, sweet raspberries and plums in the juicy finish. You can enjoy this in its youth. 89-91 Pts

Floral, with fresh dark red fruits, espresso and chocolate raspberry cake notes, the wine is soft, round and polished, with ample, sweet raspberries and plums in the juicy finish. You can enjoy this in its youth. 89-91 Pts

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2020
90
The savory accented red fruits in the nose give way to the earthy, bright, chewy, dusty-edged, sweet red fruits in the medium-bodied palate. This should be easy to enjoy on release, or with just a year or two in the bottle. Drink from 2024-2036.

The savory accented red fruits in the nose give way to the earthy, bright, chewy, dusty-edged, sweet red fruits in the medium-bodied palate. This should be easy to enjoy on release, or with just a year or two in the bottle. Drink from 2024-2036.

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2020
91
With a floral edge to the sweet, red fruits, the medium-bodied wine is round, creamy and vibrant in the mid-palate and in the red currant packed finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

With a floral edge to the sweet, red fruits, the medium-bodied wine is round, creamy and vibrant in the mid-palate and in the red currant packed finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

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2019
90
With a deep color, the wine shows off its black cherry, dark cocoa, espresso and black plum nose right off the bat. On the palate the wine is soft, round, forward, polished and fruity with layers of ripe, dark, chewy red berries in the finish. Drink from 2022-2034.

With a deep color, the wine shows off its black cherry, dark cocoa, espresso and black plum nose right off the bat. On the palate the wine is soft, round, forward, polished and fruity with layers of ripe, dark, chewy red berries in the finish. Drink from 2022-2034.

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Ripe, round, fresh and fruity, this medium-bodied, forward, fruit-oriented wine should be great on release, due to all of its ripe, sweet, red berry fruits. 89-91 Pts

Ripe, round, fresh and fruity, this medium-bodied, forward, fruit-oriented wine should be great on release, due to all of its ripe, sweet, red berry fruits. 89-91 Pts

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2019
91
Generous, round, lush and filled with ripe, dark red fruits and cassis, the wine is easy to taste, like and enjoy due to its user friendly, forward style. 90-92 Pts

Generous, round, lush and filled with ripe, dark red fruits and cassis, the wine is easy to taste, like and enjoy due to its user friendly, forward style. 90-92 Pts

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2018
89
Easy drinking blast of sweet , ripe, juicy cassis, earth, herbs and spice on the nose and on your palate that is already fun to have in your glass.

Easy drinking blast of sweet , ripe, juicy cassis, earth, herbs and spice on the nose and on your palate that is already fun to have in your glass.

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Medium bodied, round, forward, ripe and fruity, with an earthy, spicy, charming, sweet red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

Medium bodied, round, forward, ripe and fruity, with an earthy, spicy, charming, sweet red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2017
87
Medium bodied, succulent, in your face and easy to understand, this wine has a vibrant, spicy personality. Drink it early.

Medium bodied, succulent, in your face and easy to understand, this wine has a vibrant, spicy personality. Drink it early.

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2016
88
Medium-bodied, fully developed, and already easy to drink, this round, lush, soft, dark cherry, cocoa, and earthy-tasting wine will be best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2026.

Medium-bodied, fully developed, and already easy to drink, this round, lush, soft, dark cherry, cocoa, and earthy-tasting wine will be best over the next few years. Drink from 2022-2026.

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Forward, fresh and spicy, this wine is well made with a tannic, red pit fruit in the center. This should be fun to drink early. It's perfect for a restaurant.

Forward, fresh and spicy, this wine is well made with a tannic, red pit fruit in the center. This should be fun to drink early. It's perfect for a restaurant.

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2016
89
Using 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine is a parcel selection. It is tannic and classic in style with a peppery, cassis fruit center but it needs time for the cassis to soften and come around.

Using 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, this wine is a parcel selection. It is tannic and classic in style with a peppery, cassis fruit center but it needs time for the cassis to soften and come around.

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2015
87
It is not complicated, but it is well made, with soft textures, ample fruit and a clean finish. This should be fun to drink early. It's perfect for a restaurant. 86 - 88 Pts

It is not complicated, but it is well made, with soft textures, ample fruit and a clean finish. This should be fun to drink early. It's perfect for a restaurant. 86 - 88 Pts

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2014
87
Easy going, early drinking, medium bodied wine with freshness, crisp , dried plums and cherry notes.

Easy going, early drinking, medium bodied wine with freshness, crisp , dried plums and cherry notes.

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2013
82
Light, tart, red fruits are most of what you find here. This is not a wine to hold as it requires early consumption. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

Light, tart, red fruits are most of what you find here. This is not a wine to hold as it requires early consumption. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

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2012
86
With a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, the medium bodied wine is focused on red plums and wild strawberries with some oak in the finish.

With a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, the medium bodied wine is focused on red plums and wild strawberries with some oak in the finish.

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Tart and lean in this difficult vintage, the wine is best enjoyed in its youth. 83-86 Pts

Tart and lean in this difficult vintage, the wine is best enjoyed in its youth. 83-86 Pts

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2011
86
Medium bodied, easy going, not very complex, but without major faults in this difficult vintage, the wine leaves you with a black raspberry, herb and oaky finish.

Medium bodied, easy going, not very complex, but without major faults in this difficult vintage, the wine leaves you with a black raspberry, herb and oaky finish.

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2010
88
The potential seems better on the nose, than on the palate with its black raspberry and earthy, tobacco filled aromatics. Tanniic with some rusticity and dryness in the finsh

The potential seems better on the nose, than on the palate with its black raspberry and earthy, tobacco filled aromatics. Tanniic with some rusticity and dryness in the finsh

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2009
87
Forward, fun value priced Bordeaux wine with licorice, black cherry and earth with an open, round styled personality. Form a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

Forward, fun value priced Bordeaux wine with licorice, black cherry and earth with an open, round styled personality. Form a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

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2008
85
More red than black fruit with a touch of earth in the nose. This medium bodied, soft, wine should be enjoyed young. I do not think it will improve much with age.

More red than black fruit with a touch of earth in the nose. This medium bodied, soft, wine should be enjoyed young. I do not think it will improve much with age.

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2005
87
Fully mature, this crowd pleasing style of wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Still showing good color, the wine offers scents of licorice, smoke, black cherry, earth and tobacco. The round finish leaves with dark, red fruits and thyme. The wine was simply popped and poured.

Fully mature, this crowd pleasing style of wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Still showing good color, the wine offers scents of licorice, smoke, black cherry, earth and tobacco. The round finish leaves with dark, red fruits and thyme. The wine was simply popped and poured.

5,670 Views   Tasted