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Chateau la Tour de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2008

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The stately Château of La Tour de By is situated at the tip of the Médoc, just metres away from the Gironde river. Built on the ruins of a 19th century mill it was bought and renovate in 1965 by Messieurs Pages, Cailloux and Lapalu. Today the estate is run by two of the late Marc Pagès's grandsons, Frédéric Leclerc and Benjamin Richer de Forges. The wines of Tour de By are Cabernet-dominated, packed with lively and spicy blackcurrant fruit and bolstered by a framework of well-integrated toasty oak. The wines are consistently of high quality, and the Château can list Michael Broadbent as one of their many fans, who remarked: "Also a favourite, for some time our everyday claret, is Château La Tour de By". La Tour de By is very much a traditional claret; the wines are fermented in wooden vats and aged for 16 months in new to 3-year-old barriques. Jancis Robinson rated the 2008 16/20, commenting: ‘Sweet damson and chocolate nose. Well behaved and very well balanced. Certainly not forced! Tannins a little austere but there is lots of natural fruit here too. Very respectable.’ Drink now until 2020. Pair with veal or hard cheeses.

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The stately Château of La Tour de By is situated at the tip of the Médoc, just metres away from the Gironde river. Built on the ruins of a 19th century mill it was bought and renovate in 1965 by Messieurs Pages, Cailloux and Lapalu. Today the estate is run by two of the late Marc Pagès's grandsons, Frédéric Leclerc and Benjamin Richer de Forges. The wines of Tour de By are Cabernet-dominated, packed with lively and spicy blackcurrant fruit and bolstered by a framework of well-integrated toasty oak. The wines are consistently of high quality, and the Château can list Michael Broadbent as one of their many fans, who remarked: "Also a favourite, for some time our everyday claret, is Château La Tour de By". La Tour de By is very much a traditional claret; the wines are fermented in wooden vats and aged for 16 months in new to 3-year-old barriques. Jancis Robinson rated the 2008 16/20, commenting: ‘Sweet damson and chocolate nose. Well behaved and very well balanced. Certainly not forced! Tannins a little austere but there is lots of natural fruit here too. Very respectable.’ Drink now until 2020. Pair with veal or hard cheeses.

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