An Outstanding St Estèphe from the Great 2010 Vintage for Just £320 per dozen

In 2006 the Bouygues family bought the famous Saint Estèphe property of Château Montrose as well as the neighbouring property, Tronquoy-Lalande. The great Jean-Bernard Delmas (formerly of Haut-Brion) was brought in to oversee the winemaking at both estates.

Château Montrose needs little introduction, having produced 100 point wines in both 2009 and 2010 which sell at over £2000 per dozen. However, Tronquoy Lalande remains very much under the radar. We have tasted all the recent vintages and one stands out head and shoulders above the rest –the magnificent 2010. In this monumental vintage there is no doubt that this property has produced a sensational and classic St Estèphe of obvious classed growth quality. However, you don’t need to take just our word for it as it has received excellent reviews from several major critics (see below).

At £320 per dozen bottles in bond (and £325 for magnums), this fabulous claret is offered at around £100-£150 per case less than wines with similar ratings and of comparable quality in this great vintage. Even the second wine of Montrose now sells at £450. We can’t recommend this classic 2010 Bordeaux highly enough.

Minimum order 12 bottles
Available for delivery from the end of February 2018



2010 Château Tronquoy-Lalande

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“A major sleeper of the vintage from the proprietors of Montrose. With stunning richness, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot exhibits lots of blueberry, boysenberry and mulberry notes, a full-bodied, voluptuously textured mouthfeel and terrific purity and length. The wine is very drinkable now and should continue to drink exceptionally well for at least another 12-15+ years.”

92 points, Robert Parker

“50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot from a very low yield of 35 hl/ha, aged in 45% new oak. Overseen by the legendary winemaker of Haut Brion, Jean Bernard Delmas, the 2010 Tronquoy Lalande reflects the significant investment made in this Chateau by the Bouygues brothers (also owners of Chateau Montrose). Displaying an impressive deep colour in the glass, this wine exudes rich and smoky cassis and blackberry, with notes of cedar, liquorice and roasted coffee. The palate is dense and intense, with rich, ripe tannins boldly framing the black-fruited core. This muscular, powerful, ripe and yet harmonious wine offers a taste of Montrose at a very reasonable price point. The finish is long, spicy, robust and smoky, foretelling a fantastic ageing potential for this wine.”

17 points, Farr Vintners, January 2018

“Lots of blueberry and chocolate character. Coffee too indicating a good amount of new wood. Full and juicy. Needs a two or three years to soften.”

92 points, James Suckling

“Earth, charcoal, tobacco, oak and cassis scents lead to a round, fresh, black cherry and spice dominated wine that is drinking surprisingly well already, yet a few years of age should soften the tannins and add more complexity. One of the top values from St. Estephe.”

92 points, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider



Minimum order 12 bottles
Available for delivery from the end of February 2018