2012 La Tour de By, Médoc (Previously $19)
Vanilla-laced dark fruit. More cedary on the palate. Rich, chewy and satisfying with very soft finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An excellent blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this wine offers attractive value for its superb quality. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color, nice cedary blackcurrant fruit, medium body and surprisingly soft, well-integrated tannins. This sleeper of the vintage should drink nicely for 5-8 years. (RP)
The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend of this structured wine gives strong tannins and tight black currant fruit at this young stage. It has good potential, however, a solid and powerful wine that needs several years. Drink from 2018. (RV)
Slightly rustic in feel, with tobacco and warm stone notes holding sway over a core of lightly steeped plum fruit. Stays a touch taut through the finish. (JM, Web-2015)
88-90 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The La Tour de By has a nicely composed bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and cedar, displaying judicious use of oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, clean black fruit and a composed refined finish that suggests this will be a splendid little wine after bottling. If the price is keen (and it usually is here) then this is well worth seeking out. Tasted April 2013."