88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining deep purple-ruby. Exotic notes of Oriental spices and cedar complicate ripe plum and blackberry jam aromas. Fresh and clean on entry, showing a peppery lift to the rich blackberry and mineral flavors. The wine's youthful tannins will require at least a couple years to resolve fully, but this is a very successful, elegantly styled wine with a persistent mineral finish." (May/June 10) 90-92 points Neal Martin on eRobertParker.com: "Tasted at Vintex. This Tour de By shows great clarity and definition on the nose with ebullient red-berried fruit, cedar and a touch of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very well balanced with good acidity, clean black fruit laced with a touch of cedar, leading to a well defined, classy finish. The usual, slightly under-ripe Tour de By has turned in a winner in 2009. Tasted March 2010." K&L's Notes: *+V 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. An outstanding wine from a well-situated property north of St-Estèphe, overlooking the Gironde. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.
Below is a listing of the wine review scores we frequently reference in our notes. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.
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