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Chateau Tour Saint Bonnet Medoc 2016


Château Tour Saint Bonnet has spent the past few decades solidifying their reputation as one of the best values in all of Bordeaux. The tiny Left Bank estate, as Parker’s Wine Advocate declared, “has long produced great value, quintessentially Medoc-styled wines”. In fact, the king Robert Parker, Jr. himself referred to these wines as ‘a miniature Grand Puy Lacoste’ and in iconic BDX vintages such as 2005, 2009 and 2010 he deemed this wine one of the sleepers of the entire vintage.

The 2016 bottling continues a great legacy at this hidden gem. It was a sensational year in Bordeaux so it should come as no surprise that this received its highest score to date from Parker’s Wine Advocate, even with such an illustrious history.

Bordeaux specialist William Kelley even called out Parker’s famous quote about this being a miniature Grand-Puy-Lascote and said it “continues to resonate” with this latest 2016 bottling. Not too shabby when you think about its “big brother” going for over $100/bottle!

It’s a gorgeous Cabernet dominant-blend with black fruits, some earth and a bit of charred oak on the palate complimented by gorgeous balance and firm, dusty tannins that provide lift and support. With a little bit of age already to it, it’s beginning to enter its prime now and should be enjoyed over the next 2-5 years for maximum enjoyment!

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90+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This estate in Saint-Christoly-Médoc has long produced great value, quintessentially Médoc-styled wines, and the 2016 La Tour St Bonnet has turned out especially well. Offering up aromas of sweet blackcurrant fruit intermingled with notions of loamy soil, tobacco leaf and vanilla pod, it’s medium to full-bodied, with powdery tannins and a nicely concentrated core of fruit. Robert Parker once described this estate as producing a miniature Grand-Puy-Lacoste, and that observation continues to resonate with me. While the 2016 drinks well today, a bit more time in the cellar will only pay dividends.