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Château Tour Bayard

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2023
90
Medium-bodied, forward, and loaded with sweet, vibrant, black cherries, plums, and a hint of espresso. The round, creamy wine finishes with more of those sweet, dark, red pit fruits, with a hint of chocolate on the backend. Drink from 2026-2037. 89-91 Pts.

Medium-bodied, forward, and loaded with sweet, vibrant, black cherries, plums, and a hint of espresso. The round, creamy wine finishes with more of those sweet, dark, red pit fruits, with a hint of chocolate on the backend. Drink from 2026-2037. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
91
Flowers, plums and espresso beans form the character here. The medium-bodied wine is soft, polished, fresh and sweet, with a dark, fruity, plummy finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

Flowers, plums and espresso beans form the character here. The medium-bodied wine is soft, polished, fresh and sweet, with a dark, fruity, plummy finish. Drink from 2025-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Deep, floral and fruity, the spicy, black plums are sweet, lush and round. There is an edge of salty, cocoa, and espresso on top of the dark cherries in the finish, giving the wine lift and character. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Deep, floral and fruity, the spicy, black plums are sweet, lush and round. There is an edge of salty, cocoa, and espresso on top of the dark cherries in the finish, giving the wine lift and character. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
88
Medium-bodied, firm, fresh and plummy with an earthy herbal edge to the nose and palate, the wine is forward with some polish that adds to the finish. Drink from 2024-2029.

Medium-bodied, firm, fresh and plummy with an earthy herbal edge to the nose and palate, the wine is forward with some polish that adds to the finish. Drink from 2024-2029.

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Soft, round and plummy, with a touch minerality that adds complexity on the palate, the wine ends with red plums on the backend. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

Soft, round and plummy, with a touch minerality that adds complexity on the palate, the wine ends with red plums on the backend. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

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2020
91
Soft, supple, creamy and sweet, with a touch of savory herbs on the back end, you also find plenty of black raspberries, olives, cherries and coffee bean to keep you busy. This is going to be easy to enjoy in its youth, yet it should age easily for 10-12 years as well. Drink from 2023-2037.

Soft, supple, creamy and sweet, with a touch of savory herbs on the back end, you also find plenty of black raspberries, olives, cherries and coffee bean to keep you busy. This is going to be easy to enjoy in its youth, yet it should age easily for 10-12 years as well. Drink from 2023-2037.

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Black raspberries, flowers, licorice and espresso crowd the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and fruity, with a ripe, black cherry, cocoa, licorice and blackberry character, this polished wine is going to be easy to enjoy in its youth, yet it should age for 12-15 years as well. 91-93 Pts

Black raspberries, flowers, licorice and espresso crowd the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, fresh and fruity, with a ripe, black cherry, cocoa, licorice and blackberry character, this polished wine is going to be easy to enjoy in its youth, yet it should age for 12-15 years as well. 91-93 Pts

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2020
92
Meaty, chewy, rich and fleshy, the wine offers a big blast of dark, spicy fruits, espresso, cocoa, black plums and cherries with a salty edge in the finish. This is best thought of as rustically charming. Drink from 2025-2040.

Meaty, chewy, rich and fleshy, the wine offers a big blast of dark, spicy fruits, espresso, cocoa, black plums and cherries with a salty edge in the finish. This is best thought of as rustically charming. Drink from 2025-2040.

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Dark in color and fruit, the wine is ripe, lush and concentrated with a meaty, savory character. There is length, rocks, stones, assorted herbs, licorice, smoke and a rustic charm in the finish. Let this age for 6 years or so, and it will be a lot of fun to drink. As it is made from close to 100% Malbec old vines, it is a cool wine to bring to a blind tasting. 91-93 Pts

Dark in color and fruit, the wine is ripe, lush and concentrated with a meaty, savory character. There is length, rocks, stones, assorted herbs, licorice, smoke and a rustic charm in the finish. Let this age for 6 years or so, and it will be a lot of fun to drink. As it is made from close to 100% Malbec old vines, it is a cool wine to bring to a blind tasting. 91-93 Pts

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2019
93
Blackberries, plums, cherries, cocoa, espresso and allspice notes create the perfume. Plush and polished with ample richness and silky tannins, and a dark cocoa infused, plummy finish. This is a fabulous wine with concentration and character that can be enjoyed in its youth or aged and it sells for a fair price. Drink from 2023-2034.

Blackberries, plums, cherries, cocoa, espresso and allspice notes create the perfume. Plush and polished with ample richness and silky tannins, and a dark cocoa infused, plummy finish. This is a fabulous wine with concentration and character that can be enjoyed in its youth or aged and it sells for a fair price. Drink from 2023-2034.

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Dark in color, with equally dark fruits, and even darker chocolate all over the place, the lushly textured, round wine serves up a lot of fleshy juice. Lush, round, dark, juicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy cherries surrounded by licorice and chocolate in a forward style, and for a fair price! You can drink this young. 89-91 Pts

Dark in color, with equally dark fruits, and even darker chocolate all over the place, the lushly textured, round wine serves up a lot of fleshy juice. Lush, round, dark, juicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy cherries surrounded by licorice and chocolate in a forward style, and for a fair price! You can drink this young. 89-91 Pts

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2019
92
Licorice, flowers, spicy cherries and cocoa provide the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, supple and sweet, the finish allows all those plums and chocolate to linger. Drink from 2023-2033.

Licorice, flowers, spicy cherries and cocoa provide the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, supple and sweet, the finish allows all those plums and chocolate to linger. Drink from 2023-2033.

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Silky, lush, round and rich, with layers of ripe, deep, sweet red and black pit fruits and licorice that keeps on going. This hedonistic, well-priced gem will be delicious on release and offer pleasure for at least a decade. 89-91 Pts

Silky, lush, round and rich, with layers of ripe, deep, sweet red and black pit fruits and licorice that keeps on going. This hedonistic, well-priced gem will be delicious on release and offer pleasure for at least a decade. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Flowers, black cherry, licorice and spicy dark cocoa are found on the nose and palate. The wine is silky, seductive and sweet, with a generous dose of ripe, fresh red fruits. This hedonistic, well-priced gem will be delicious on release.

Flowers, black cherry, licorice and spicy dark cocoa are found on the nose and palate. The wine is silky, seductive and sweet, with a generous dose of ripe, fresh red fruits. This hedonistic, well-priced gem will be delicious on release.

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2018
93
Dark in color, the wine is earthy, spicy, rich, lusciously textured and character driven. Mouth coating, long, fresh, full-bodied and fully packed with peppery, deep red fruits, this is one of the cooler wines I tasted from 2018 due to its unique blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot. Not much is made, so look out for it if you can find any.

Dark in color, the wine is earthy, spicy, rich, lusciously textured and character driven. Mouth coating, long, fresh, full-bodied and fully packed with peppery, deep red fruits, this is one of the cooler wines I tasted from 2018 due to its unique blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot. Not much is made, so look out for it if you can find any.

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Lush, round, dark, juicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy cherries surrounded by licorice and chocolate in a forward style, and for a fair price! You can drink this young. 89-91 Pts

Lush, round, dark, juicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy cherries surrounded by licorice and chocolate in a forward style, and for a fair price! You can drink this young. 89-91 Pts

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2016
92
Rich, lush and juicy with dark plush, ripe, sweet, fleshy fruits. The finish keeps on going, which is a good things, as you really want to keep on enjoying the blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Rich, lush and juicy with dark plush, ripe, sweet, fleshy fruits. The finish keeps on going, which is a good things, as you really want to keep on enjoying the blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2016
91
One of the very wines produced from 100% Malbec in Bordeaux, the wine is inky in color with purple accents. The wine is meaty, spicy, peppery, dark and dense. The wine really keeps on going on your palate and in the finish.

One of the very wines produced from 100% Malbec in Bordeaux, the wine is inky in color with purple accents. The wine is meaty, spicy, peppery, dark and dense. The wine really keeps on going on your palate and in the finish.

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2015
89
From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is forward, plush and polished, delivering a sweet, juicy, mouthful of black cherries, licorice and mocha in an easy to like, forward style.

From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is forward, plush and polished, delivering a sweet, juicy, mouthful of black cherries, licorice and mocha in an easy to like, forward style.

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Early drinking, ripe, plush, dark, red fruit, licorice and floral oriented wine, with ample, sweet, ripe, juicy, plums with hints of chocolate in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc.

Early drinking, ripe, plush, dark, red fruit, licorice and floral oriented wine, with ample, sweet, ripe, juicy, plums with hints of chocolate in the finish. The wine was made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc.

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2014
86
Medium-bodied, fully-mature, early drinker with round textures and a licorice and dark red plum character. Pleasant, but not much complexity. Subsequent vintages show a lot of improvement.

Medium-bodied, fully-mature, early drinker with round textures and a licorice and dark red plum character. Pleasant, but not much complexity. Subsequent vintages show a lot of improvement.

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2010
88
It is fun tasting older vintages of this 95% Malbec from Bordeaux. Mature, full-bodied, rich, spicy, robust, and cherry-filled, with spicy, peppery, herbal accents accompanying the dark red fruits, this is ready for its prime time window.

It is fun tasting older vintages of this 95% Malbec from Bordeaux. Mature, full-bodied, rich, spicy, robust, and cherry-filled, with spicy, peppery, herbal accents accompanying the dark red fruits, this is ready for its prime time window.

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