Chateau La Tour De By
- Medoc, Bordeaux, France
- Chateau La Tour De By
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
From the 2010 vintage, arguably the greatest from this century so far, Chateau La Tour De By's vineyards are located in the highly regarded De By sector of the Medoc which vineyards occupy the highest altitude from the north of Pauillac to the north of Saint-Estephe. A 2010 that is great for current drinking and certainly a star of the Medoc!
Dense bramble, cassis and gentle oak on the nose. The palate is generous showing great depth and concentration. Wood, liquorice, spice and a touch of menthol accompany deep black fruit. A wine of great power and style.
The estate of Chateau La Tour De By dates back to the 16th century, then known as La Roque de By.
The Tour part of the name is in reference to the grand tower that is on the property the By part refers the By area of the Medoc in which Chateau La Tour De By's vineyards are located, an area which occupys the highest altitude of the northern Medoc and is highly regarded for the quality of the fruit grown here.
Bought by three familys in 1965, the Pages, the Lapalue and the Cailloux family, Chateau La Tour De By is now under the sole ownership of Marc Pages of the Pages family who bought out the rest of the Chateau in 1999.