2010 La Tour de By, Médoc
wood aromas come through strongly in this firm, solid wine. The wood is a prominent element, giving spice and a burnt edge. Under this is ripe fruit character black currants and berries that need another 3-5 years to show their best. The Wine Frog. Editors’ Choice.
Very sweet, ripe black fruits on the nose. Solid, fruity, dense with gravelly chew. No artifice. Very nice expression of place and time. Some astringency, but real life and lift. A delicate hand! Transparency. Real delicacy. Very refreshing, with lovely length.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An elegant, straightforward style of wine with some earthy, subtle herbaceousness, this effort exhibits medium body, decent red and black currant fruit, and a soft finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
From gravel-rich vineyards of the Médoc, this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend is soften by the addition of Merlot and Petit Verdot, and aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Solid and structured, young but ready to drink now, this wine is an excellent value as an "everyday Bordeaux."