Grape: 58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc:
Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Black currant, Oak, Leather
The winegrowing estate was formed in the 18th century around the remarkable château built for the Tronquoy family. It's one of the oldest Saint-Estèphe wineries. In 2006, Martin and Olivier Bouygues bought the property and embarked on a large-scale modernisation program which culminated in 2010.
Full bodied, fresh acidity, well bakanced, plush, and dense. The palate is very dry and powerful and features flavors and notes of blackberry, black currant, cassis, cedar oak, leather, earth, licorice, and graphite. There's a lovely long finish. Still young but should age nicely. A medium rare ribeye is warranted.