Château Tronquoy Lalande – 2010 – Saint Estèphe

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High colour intensity here, dark ruby-red, still with a quite black inky core. The nose is quite intense. It suggest some evolution. With notes of almost balsamic, with some hints of fresh mint, with leather, inky dark fruit, black plum, cassis and a slight hint of smokiness, dash of oakiness. Very dense structure on the palate. High ripeness here, with inky dark fruit. At the same time a very fresh level of acidity. I would say moderate tannin, quite polished already. So very much an expression of that bold, opulent ripe fruit on the palate. Fine level of spiciness as well. The fruit is layered with black pepper and mint. Good integration of oak on the palate as well. Just a hint of vanilla on the finish. Speaking of the finish, really long. Long and lingering finish. Still a bit massive and tight. There is nothing hard or harsh. It just needs some time to open up and it should continue to gain nuance and harmony over many years.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.