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Tronquoy 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Estèphe
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

This is the new, shortened name of the château formerly known as Tronquoy Lalande. It has a new label and will be sold en primeur for the first time in 2022. This property is owned and managed by the Bouygues family of Montrose and the wine has been an impressive performer at recent Southwold tastings.

It is made from 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot in 2022. Impressive wine for what we hope is a modest price.

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Tasting Notes

The 2022 Tronquoy-Lalande comes in a new bottle design with a wax capsule. On the nose, it blossoms without any encouragement with copious black cherries, cassis and blueberry scents. The oak is beautifully enmeshed. It conveys a sense of warmth, but retains sufficient delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that frame that multi-layered black fruit. One of the spiciest Tronquoy-Lalandes for some time, with a peacock's tail on the finish. This is an outstanding Saint-Estèphe determined not to lie in the shadow of its sibling Montrose. 2028-2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023

The 2022 Tronquoy (formerly Tronquoy-Lalande) is an especially rich and powerful wine, offering up aromas of dark berries and cherries framed by creamy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy palate structured around lively acids and powdery tannins that assert themselves on the vanillin-inflected finish. A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot (which is an atypically high percentage of Cabernet from this estate, especially in a vintage where Merlot delivered better yields), it would appear to be intended to make an impression en primeur, as Tronquoy is now being sold on the place. That's a pity, as this estate's considerable intrinsic qualities would surely have made enough of an impression on their own.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2023

Deep in colour with polished sweet cassis, fennel seed and allspice on the nose. The palate is fleshy and enticing, with a ripe core of dark fruit. This is accented with clove and vanilla spice from measured oak. Sweet and succulent, with mouthcoating ripe tannins, it is a serious, deep wine that offers a taste of Montrose - if a little softer and riper - for a fantastic price.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2023

A fresh and solid TL with currants and cherries. Hints of chocolate and spice. Medium to full body. Juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Lovely richness and depth. A blend of 59% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot and 6% petit verdot.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

The 2022 Tronquoy-Lalande, made from 59% Cabernet Sauvignon (usually the blend is mainly Merlot), 35% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot, is deep garnet-purple in color. Notions of warm cassis, black cherry preserves, and wild blueberries leap from the glass, plus hints of cinnamon toast, allspice, and vanilla pod with a waft of dark chocolate. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush and plump with juicy black fruits, lifted by just enough acidity, finishing long and spicy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

Black cherry and damson fruit, intense, concentrated sweet red liquorice and creamy cappuccino, balanced by bitter chocolate and dried herbs on the finish. This is clearly built to last, and excellent quality, in the character of the vintage. Tasted twice. 30% new oak. Harvest September 7 to 23. 37hl/h yield. First vintage without the 'Lalande' part of the name.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023

59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Formerly Tronquoy-Lalande. New label with blue typeface; blue wax seal. Cask sample.
Lots of energy, the fruit pure and juicy. Aromatic with dark-fruit notes and well-integrated oak. Ripe but lifted. Crunchy tannins on the finish. (JL) 14.5%
Drink 2030– 2040

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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