Deze wijn kostte en primeur € 14,75 en wordt nu gewaardeerd op € 22,50
Lovely rich plum colour, firm tannins, a little tight on the finish but this is still good quality, with a crushed mint leaf feel on the finish along with cassis fruits and cedar - all classic Medoc markers. No need to wait too long. An enjoyable Tour de By.
Drinking Window 2023 - 2038
Château La Tour de By is a Bordeaux wine estate in the left-bank Médoc AOC. It makes Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant reds blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot. The estate's history dates back to the 18th century when it was first known as La Roque de By. The château itself was built in 1876. La Tour de By takes its modern name from a prominent stone tower on the property and its location in the de By region of the Médoc.
The property covers 94 hectares (232 acres) with roughly 74ha (183 acres) under vine. The vineyard is given to 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 percent Merlot and 5 percent Petit Verdot: proportions reflected in the blend of the grand vin. Fermentation takes place in both wooden vats and temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks before an average aging period of 16 months in French oak, of which 30 percent is new.
The château produces a second wine called La Roque de By after the property's historic name, and a third wine called Heritage Marc Pages. This wine is named after the patriarch of the Pages family, who took sole ownership over Château La Tour de By in 1999 after decades of sharing ownership with two other Bordeaux families. Heritage Marc Pages is made from the oldest parcels of vines and is typically 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 percent Merlot.
La Tour de By, gelegen ten noorden van Saint-Estèphe, is sinds 2008 een zeer ambitieuze weg ingeslagen. Men heeft de Cru Bourgeois status vrijwillig opgegeven en zich ten doel gesteld tot the best of the rest te gaan behoren, in exclusief gezelschap van Les Ormes de Pez, Poujeaux, Sociando-Mallet en Phélan-Ségur. Dat kon door onder meer door de perfecte bodem van La Tour de By, midden op een grintheuvel op circa 200 meter van de oevers.
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