Introduction : The situation of these vineyards is quite stunning, overlooking the Gironde estuary. The gravel soil of the area forces the vines to set down deep roots and the wines are extremely consistent with quality fruit being the key. Cousins Frédéric Le Clerc and Benjamin Richer des Forges have 94 hectares under vine at La Tour de By, and produce excellent full-flavoured wines with lovely aromatics which develop further with extended bottle age. This is very traditionally styled Médoc.
Tastling Notes : With an intense garnet colour, this wine expresses itself through a deep nose of black fruits and finely toasted ageing notes. From the attack, it is distinguished by its density and the elegance of its tannins which give it a very long finish, all in finesse.