2009 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1056666 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Barrel sample. Rich but beautifully elegant that guards great freshness on top of the Merlot richness. The tannins are structured but well integrated. There is a high spice character to finish. *Wine Enthusiast Best of Year 2012* (RV) Inner quote mark (8/2010)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Intense blueberry and blackberry aromas here. Full body, chewy and very rich, with a lovely balance of ripe tannins and spicy finish, with character of nutmeg and cloves. Best ever from here. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

91 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2009 Tronquoy Lalande, a blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, is the finest wine they have yet produced. It reveals an opulent bouquet of mulberries, blueberries, raspberries and spring flowers, full body, silky tannin, low acidity and a lush, pure mouthfeel. This uncharacteristically round, generous, sumptuous wine should be drinkable early on. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

90-91 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2009 Tronquoy-Lalande is excellent and clearly shows director Jean Delmas’ commitment to produce traditional styles of wines at the properties he has been wooed out of retirement to run. Te bouquet is deep, complex and very pure, as it offers up notes of sappy black cherries, cassis and dark berries, tobacco, French roast, woodsmoke, gravel and a touch of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite structured, with a rock solid core, firm, chewy tannins and excellent focus and grip on the long and still very primary finish. This is a beautiful bottle of Ste. Estephe in the making and clearly shows the steady hand of Monsieur Delmas. 90-91+ Inner quote mark (3/2010)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2012 | Send Email
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