2010 Tronquoy Lalande 75CL
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Tronquoy-Lalande bursts from the glass with bold scents of baked plums, mulberries and crème de cassis plus suggestions of chocolate box, dried roses, and fallen leaves.
Full-bodied, the palate has a solid line of ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral-laced.
Château Tronquoy-Lalande, situated in the heart of the appellation, is one of the oldest Saint-Estèphe wines. It takes its name from François Tronquoy, the estate’s first owner, and the place-name La Lande, meaning the heath, on which the Château’s historic vineyard is planted.
In 2006, Martin and Olivier Bouygues discovered this little gem only a few months after acquiring Château Montrose, its illustrious neighbour. On specialist advice, they decided to buy the property, marking the start of a new era in its history. They then embarked on a large-scale modernisation programme which culminated in 2010 with the construction of a vast barrel hall and a new vat house equipped with a vertical press and 22 temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Four different grape varieties are used to make the premium red wine, Château Tronquoy-Lalande: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Each one has a particular role to play, enhancing the others and bringing roundness or density, aroma and flavour or length.
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