2019 Chateau Tronquoy
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2019 Chateau Tronquoy

Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2030-2032)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Owned by Chateau Montrose who have put a great deal of work into reinvigorating the vineyards, Chateau Tronquoy is an estate on the rise and one to watch. A blend of 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense inky black in colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. The nose exudes aromas of black currant and liquorice infused with graphite which are followed by some earth, vanillin cedar, black olive, tobacco and spice notes. Rich and concentrated the palate is awash with black currant and liquorice fruits which are framed by a firm, muscular tannin structure. Earthy graphite, vanillin cedar, black olive and spicy tobacco elements linger underneath. Opulently fruited yet chiseled and stern in its feel it finishes long, deep and powerful.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Tronquoy-Lalande is made from 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to offers fragrant notes of rose oil, Indian spices, and licorice over a core of creme de cassis and stewed plums, plus a hint of lavender. The full-bodied palate is firm and sturdy, with grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to match the muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy.
94 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

As I wrote earlier this year, the 2019 Tronquoy-Lalande has turned out beautifully, and it continues to show very well, offering up inviting aromas of wild berries, spices, rose petals and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, layered and sensual, with lively acids, ripe tannins and a long, vibrant finish, it's reminiscent of a somewhat more sun-kissed and extroverted sibling of the terrific 2016 at this address. Drink 2025-2045.
93+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Nov 01, 2022)

This is really complex and perfumed, with an extremely attractive bouquet of flowers and dark fruit, such as currants. Full-bodied with crushed stones and chewy tannins, yet there’s polish and sophistication to it. Serious bottle here. Try after 2025.
94 points
James Suckling

Spicy, with tinges of wet earth, tobacco leaf, Asian spice, herbs and currants. The wine is rich, ripe, round, fleshy and packed with sweet, dark red pit fruits and wet earth, finishing with the right amount of dark chocolate, espresso, blackberries and currants. The wine should be allowed to age for a few years before popping a cork. Drink 2025-2040.
94 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider