2010 Bel Orme Tronquoy de Lalande, Haut Medoc

SKU #1271462 Jancis Robinson

 Very refreshing nose. Lots of energy...Minerals, refreshment and nice balance here...Good stuff.  (1/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at the Crus Bourgeois 2010 tasting in London. This has a very seductive bouquet with blackberry, violet and vanilla – there is some new oak to be absorbed here, but it has a beguiling femininity. The palate is medium-bodied with coca-tinged black fruit. (NM)  (8/2012)

Wine Spectator

 Shows a gutsy feel, with lightly mulled plum and steeped cassis fruit melded with singed apple wood and smoldering charcoal. The long, fleshy finish lets the roasted wood edge play out. Needs a little cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM)  (3/2013)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/23/2016 | Send Email
This 2010 is a keeper for a few years--it is bright and fruity and has round tannins. Much softer than some of its neighbors in 2010. I love the dominant red fruit flavors.
Drink from 2017 to 2027

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
Very intriguing nose of an intermingling of fruit and woodsy character. The sweet spices of vanilla along the notes of cassis and cocoa. Decant or cellar for a few more years. A very good value.

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