2009 Tronquoy de St-Anne, St-Estèphe

SKU #1182456 89-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Barrel Sample* All fresh blackberry juice with sweetness and power. The wine has richness, along with considerable charming freshness.  (3/2011)

Jancis Robinson

 36% of production. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. Very rich and sweet on the nose. Easy and sweet and quite delicate. Very dry on the finsh but utterly charming and flattering until you get to that slightly drying finish.  (4/2010)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Even the second wine, the 2009 Tronquoy Lalande de Ste.-Anne, is a revelation. Composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot, it is a big, juicy, fruit-driven Bordeaux with copious notes of black fruits, earth, and spice... Bravo! This estate, which was acquired by the international telecommunications giant, the French-based Martin Bouygues, has produced their finest wines to date under the guidance of Jean-Bernard Delmas (who made every Haut-Brion between 1961 and 2003). Delmas, who was coaxed out of retirement to apply his enviable talents in St-Estephe, is a master at attaining sweet tannins, which is always a challenge in this northern appellation. (RP)  (4/2010)

Wine Spectator

 *Barrel Tasting* Chocolate and berry character on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with a soft tannin structure and light finish. (Web Only—2010)

K&L Notes

This wine is stunning. The little brother of Tronquoy Lalande and owned by the Montrose people, this wine is packed with fruit--lots of cassis on the palate. Smooth and sweet and delicious.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2016 | Send Email
One of the best buys in red wine in today's market. This wine sings as the second wine of Tronquoy Lalande. We sold 100 cases quickly last year and then 400 more cases. This last batch will sell just as fast. Sweet and sexy and perfect right now and for ten more years. The best tasting under $20 Cabernet in the store. Do not miss it
Drink from 2016 to 2026

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/13/2016 | Send Email
Believe the hype! This is powerful wine with a rich full body. It has great potential for the cellar but enough fleshiness to make it immediately attractive. A grilled ribeye is calling my name right now. But, don't forget to lose a couple of bottles in your cellar. You'll thank me later.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/19/2015 | Send Email
HOT DEAL! WOW, that's a lot of wine for less than $20! Tronquoy is located just across the road from 2nd growth icon Montrose, so you're getting top-notch terroir in this bottle. Perfectly balanced fruit with firm tannins and a lovely finish. How is this under $20?

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/17/2015 | Send Email
Being softer and friendlier than the 1st wine, Sainte-Anne is pure pleasure to drink right now. Brown sugar, cocoa, pepper spices and a core of sweet dark fruit. The tannic structure and acidity frame its softness nicely. With all its charms, it is ready to go now.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2015 | Send Email
Six years after a legendary harvest in Bordeaux, our owner Clyde is still finding unbelievable deals on 2009s. This property, which is adjacent to Montrose, has had a flood of investment, and the De St Anne, their second label, has profited from that. I think it would be hard to find a Cabernet lover that could find fault with this big, dark-fruited, rich wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2024

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Estephe

- The northern-most of the Medoc communes, St. Estephe is quickly becoming one of the favorite areas for both high quality and great value Bordeaux reds. While it has fewer classified growths than the other communes, it also boasts some of the hottest up and coming chateaux of the last several. The most famous chateaux are the second growths Montrose and Cos d'Estournel with Calon Segur (3rd growth), Lafon Rochet (4th growth), and Cos Labory (5th growth) rounding out the cru classe wines. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the area, but plantings of Merlot are on the rise resulting in rounder, fatter, flashier wines than in years past.
Alcohol Content (%): 14