"an outstanding Saint-Estèphe determined not to lie in the shadow of its sibling Montrose. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
Château Tronquoy have just released their 2019 vintage for sale on the Bordeaux Place and we are delighted to tell you it's a superb, compact powerhouse of a claret, a mini-Montrose that deserves your attention, at just £273 per dozen in bond.
This St-Estèphe château is the sibling estate to the illustrious Château Montrose, owned by the Bouygues brothers since 2006. The 2022 vintage was the first in a while to be sold en primeur, with previous vintages being offered once bottled. Consequently, this is the first release for the 2019, a vintage that we all know has both masses of forward appeal and long-term development potential. Even so, we were taken aback by this wine's concentration and texture on the palate when we re-tasted it last week, with the connection to Montrose never more apparent.
This will be a great addition to your cellar and you won't need to wait too long before you can enjoy it after the wines land in the spring, so please let us know if you would like to order.
Offered En Primeur, landing in spring 2024.
|RED||2019||Château Tronquoy||75cl||£273 per case of 12||Château Tronquoy
2019 / / 75cl
£273 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"This is really complex and perfumed, with an extremely attractive bouquet of flowers and dark fruit, such as currants. Full-bodied with crushed stones and chewy tannins, yet there’s polish and sophistication to it. Serious bottle here. Try after 2025. 94 points." James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com------"The 2019 Tronquoy-Lalande is made from 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to offers fragrant notes of rose oil, Indian spices, and licorice over a core of creme de cassis and stewed plums, plus a hint of lavender. The full-bodied palate is firm and sturdy, with grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to match the muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy. 94 points." Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent------"...On the nose, it blossoms without any encouragement with copious black cherries, cassis and blueberry scents. The oak is beautifully enmeshed. It conveys a sense of warmth, but retains sufficient delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that frame that multi-layered black fruit. One of the spiciest Tronquoy-Lalandes for some time, with a peacock's tail on the finish. This is an outstanding Saint-Estèphe determined not to lie in the shadow of its sibling Montrose. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com