2015 Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande

Year: 2015
Appellation: Saint-Estephe
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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WE BEAT EVERYONE ON THIS BARGAIN!!!....Merlot 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 2% and the winemaking team at Chateau Montrose also makes the wine !!

"Has typicity, with a taut edge to the mix of damson plum and cassis fruit flavors thanks to the iron, lilac and wet stone notes in the mix. Offers a fresh and focused finish. A solid effort. Best from 2019 through 2028. -JM " (WS)

"The 2015 Tronquoy-Lalande feels just a little herbaceous (not green) on the nose. It is well defined but just lacks that extra zip and brightness demonstrated by some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite fresh and classic in style with lightly spiced, black-pepper-tinged blackberry and bilberry fruit. Demonstrating ample grip on the finish, this should mature into a commendable Saint-Estèphe. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." (VM)

"Aromas of blackberries, licorice and spices. Full-bodied, dense and layered. Shows the structure and muscle of this estate. Needs time to soften and come together. Serious. Try in 2021." (JS)

"While a step back from the sensational looking 2016, the 2015 Tronquoy Lalande is nevertheless a smokin’ good bottle of wine. Plums, graphite, earth and smoked herb notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentration, plump, rounded 2015 that’s a huge success for the northern Médoc in 2015. Give it a few years and enjoy over the following two decades." (JD)

"With the same winemaking team as Château Montrose, this ripe, dense wine has something of the same approach to the rich tannins and concentrated black fruit. This powerful wine has a dry, age-worthy character as well as generous fruit that keeps a crisp, succulent character. It will be best from 2024." (WE)

"Fresh, vibrant and juicy with ripe, you find soft tannins and a blend of cassis and cranberry that is there from start to finish. 2136 Views Tasted May 21, 2018" (JL)

Winery Notes:
Tasting notes:
Good deep red colour with slight purple reflections. Fruity nose with aromas of blackcurrant and black cherry, discreetly oaked with a subtle note of menthol.Clean and full attack on the palate. Good concentration with smooth and well-structured tannins. A long finish, very elegant and upright. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth while offering good potential for ageing.