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Chateau La Tour de By
Medoc

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Body: Full

Year: 2016

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Variety: Merlot

Alcohol: 13.5%

Chateau La Tour de By
Medoc

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Body: Full

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Year: 2016

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Merlot (35%) Petit Verdot (5%)

Alcohol: 13.5%

Year: 2016

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Merlot (35%) Petit Verdot (5%)

Body: Full

Alcohol: 13.5%

$54.90 per bottle


Quantity
BOTTLES


Why we think this is a classy wine to drink

The Chateau La Tour de By Medoc 2016 is one of the top wines of the premium "Cru-Bourgeois" wine classification from the legendary left bank of Bordeaux and from the excellent 2016 vintage. This vintage was rated 98 points by Wine Enthusiast and 97 points by Wine Spectator magazine. The 2016 Chateau La Tour de By was awarded 92 points by both Tim Atkin MW and Jane Anson for Decanter, as well as 91 points by James Suckling and Wine Enthusiast magazine. This Medoc Cru Bourgeois red wine comprises 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (25% new).

A deep inky colour with a pure, ripe, fruit-intense nose. Plenty of cassis and black currants, cedar and tobacco in its flavours. A mineral taste is suggestive of Grand Cru Classé caliber. The ripeness matches well with sweet tannin and guarantees its cellaring potential. A truly classic vintage for Chateau La Tour de By.

Tim Atkin MW notes: "A delicious, stylish wine at what is usually a very reasonable price, this is a lovely, nuanced, restrained claret that is very assured and well balanced. Long and refreshing, with polished tannins, succulent berry fruit, smoky oak and a tangy, refreshing finish."

Jane Anson for Decanter commented on the 2016 Chateau La Tour de By: "this is a gorgeous, rich, powerful and balanced wine. It was only bottled in June 2018 and yet it's already tasting brilliant. It has silky tannins but is full of power and flesh, with utterly gorgeous black fruits. This is a wine that you would like to have thrilled in your cellar; delicious! 25% new oak."


Awards and Ratings

92pts - Tim Atkin MW
92 points - Decanter
91 points - James Suckling
91 points - Wine Enthusiast
15.5-16 points - Jancis Robinson
98 point vintage - Wine Enthusiast
97 point vintage - Wine Spectator


About The Winery

Château La Tour de By is a large Cru Bourgeois estate, consisting of 73 hectares of vineyards, located in the town of Bégadan in the north of the northerly Médoc area of Bordeaux. La Tour de By was bought in 1965 by Messrs Pages, Cailloux and Lapalu whom have invested in the property to its current production level of 40,000 cases of wine a year. Chateau La Tour de By's actual chateau dates back to 1876 and vines have been planted at this location since the 16th century.

Technical Data

Winery: Chateau La Tour de By
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Merlot (35%) Petit Verdot (5%)
Drinking Window: Before 2028
Alcohol Percent: 13.5%
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Closure: Cork
Bottle Size: 750ml
Allergens: Sulfites
Serving Temp: 16-18 ℃

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