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Chateau La Tour de By is one of the largest estates in the Medoc comprising some 109 hectares of vineyards with an average vine age of 45 years old. The vineyards are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. There are two main vineyard sites – 65 hectares at Begadan situated 200 metres from the Gironde on gravelly soils and 44 hectares at St Chistoly on gravel, clay and limestone soils. The grapes for the grand vin are principally from the Begadan vineyards.
Chateau La Tour de By 2015 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%) et Petit Verdot (5%) aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
The first in a trio of great vintages and one that has been rather overshadowed by the 89s and 90s.Definitely the most "classic" of the trio, with many of the wines not being overtly fruit-driven but having levels of extract and concentration that that make them perfect candidates for extended cellaring.
The first half of the year was unusually cold and wet and the vintage was saved by a long, dry, warm summer. Harvesting began in mid September and some of the Cabernets were not picked until the 3rd week of October. Most of the wines are now approaching their plateau of maturity with the pick of the bunch being the Cabernet-dominated Médocs and Graves. Pauillac was particularly successful.