2013 Bordeaux: Walking the Tightrope (Apr 2014)

The 2013 Tronquoy Lalande is a bit compact, but is nevertheless quite pretty, as the flavors are subtle and nicely delineated. Dark fruit, wild flowers, spices menthol and new leather all add complexity on the close. Sweet floral notes and a burst of red fruit add an exotic flair on the perfumed, highly expressive finish. There is a lot to like here, including the wine’s energy and focus.