2010 Tronquoy de St-Anne, St-Estèphe

SKU #1267021 Jancis Robinson

 Two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot. 40% of production. Very sweet and round and low key – rather forward but with lovely satiny texture. A bit austere: tannins on the finish and it does fall away a little bit, but it’s awfully well done really – even if hardly recognisable as a St-Estèphe! (JR)  (4/2011)

James Suckling

 Pretty and fruity with fine tannins and a fresh clean finish. Bright and fun.  (4/2011)

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. More structure than the 2009--great for the cellar. Robert Parker praised this second wine while reviewing Tronquoy-Lalande: "P.S. Tronquoy Lalande’s second wine, the Tronquoy de Sainte-Anne, is also worth considering. Usually a blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot from younger vines, the 2008 is good and the 2010 is slightly better." (05/2011)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/18/2017 | Send Email
Chateau Montrose is on a roll with this property and the 2010 version is even better than the outstanding 2009. This starts out dark and rich with blackberry, cassis and cocoa flavors that are rich but stay focused due to the fine tannic grip on the finish. The tight core of ripe Merlot is deeper and the aromatics somewhat less earthy than last vintage , but overall this is a more serious and complete bottling.

Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2017 | Send Email
This wine has remarkable balance and power. Blackberry, black cherry, leather, coffee, licorice. It certainly has big tannins but the acid to match it. The quality and price make this one of the quickest selling clarets every year so grab a six-pack to put away, you’ll be glad you did.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/2/2017 | Send Email
After introducing hundreds of in-store customers to the 2009 Tronquoy de St. Anne (a wine I personally bought more than a case of), it's time to introduce you to the next vintage: the beefier, sturdier, more powerful younger brother from 2010. While both vintages were critically-acclaimed, there's a huge difference between them. 2009 had all kinds of soft, silky fruit with fine tannins that did their job, but from the background. 2010 is like the reverse: the tannins are front and center and need time to get out of the way. But therein lies the beauty of the 2010 Tronquoy de St. Anne: you can decant it and drink it now, or you can sit on it for a few years and watch it get better. It's the best of both worlds, especially considering the provenance of this fruit. Owned by Chateau Montrose, it's a property that offers value far beyond the price. When's the last time you bought a sub-$20 St. Estephe from a classic vintage that could last a decade or more in the cellar?

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2016 | Send Email
Back to back successes in ’09 and ’10 at Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande with this second label, Tronquoy de Sainte-Anne. The 2010 is much like the 2009, but with more of everything...more fruit, more acidity and more tannin. A rich, full bodied effort with sweet, ripe red and black fruits wrapped around a substantial core of fine tannins. This is serious wine, deeply colored with real intensity and depth. Certainly the best value we can offer from Bordeaux at this price point. For best results decant for one hour and enjoy, and be sure to tuck a case away to have a few years from now.

Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2016 | Send Email
A generous vinous nose of cassis, vanilla and graphite followed by a very pleasing palate of sweet fruit, cocoa, with notes of woodsy earth on the mix. Medium + body and very round/ripe tannins. The acidity is higher than the 2009 and that lends a delightful freshness to this wine. The Sainte-Anne is pure pleasure to drink now and an incredible value.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/3/2016 | Send Email
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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. As good as the 2009 was, this vintage is a bit better with more structure and richness on the palate. We sold over 5000 bottles of the 2009 and we will sell this out quickly.
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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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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