Chateau La Tour de By Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Bordeaux, France   |  Hearty Red   |  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot   |  2020
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TOBY-MECU-2020
Price quoted ex-duty and VAT, which must be paid before the wines can be released from a bonded warehouse.
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Delivery 2023
No doubt, this 2020 is already ranked, at La Tour de By, among the five best years of the turn of the century!
To illustrate its characteristics, here is the commentary written by the oenologist Antoine Medeville, after tasting our Chateau La Tour de By 2020 just before it is placed in barrels: "The colour of this La Tour de By is deep with purple reflections. It offers a very pleasant, expressive and very intense first nose. The aromas of fresh red fruits (bigarreau cherry) are dominant at first, then agitation reveals a superb complex bouquet with floral (violet) and light chocolate notes. The woody notes reinforce the complexity with aromas of mocha. On the palate, this wine develops in power. The tannins are smooth and in perfect harmony with the volume. Nice balance supported by perfectly mastered acidity. Nice length and smooth persistence. Its power and acidity already give this La Tour de By vintage a very good aging potential."

"Blackberry, black-olive and violet aromas follow through to a full to medium body with round, creamy tannins and a juicy finish. Very pretty." 92-93 pts, James Suckling

"Purple colour so dark, it's black at the core. Intense aroma of cassis and cedar, seems so savoury and non-sweet after tasting a line-up of Austrian Blaufränkisch. Dark and a little smoky/charry – the savoury rather than the sweet side of oak spice – then a hint of something floral as it opens. Ripe and dark-fruited on the palate. Compact but surprisingly smooth tannins. Fresh and nicely dry on the finish." 16 pts, Jancis Robinson

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More Information
  Custom Stock StatusPre-Order
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondIn Bond
  Vintage2020
  Bottle or Case?Price by the Case
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleHearty Red
  OakMildly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

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