Château La Tour de By 2015

Château La Tour de By 2015

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Vintage: 2015

ABV: 13.5%

Food Pairing: Roast Beef, Lamb, Game

 

£23.50 Inc. VAT

  • Description

Description

Chateau La Tour de By has a long history in the Medoc than can be traced back to the 1700’s as a vineyard.  However, the creation of the estate dates back much further than that, as it was founded all the way back in 1599, making it one of the oldest properties in the Medoc.  At the time, it was known as La Roque de By.  The de By in the name comes from the location of their vines, which are planted in the de By sector of the appellation.  The first part of the name, refers to the large tower that graces the property, which can be seen on the labels.  The Chateau was constructed later, in about 1876.  The modern era for Chateau La Tour de By begins in 1965, when the Pages family, along with two other families the Lapalue and Cailloux families purchased the left bank property.  In 1999, the Pages family, headed by Marc Pages purchased the remaining two thirds of Chateau La Tour de By and became the sole owner.

The very deep and intense red colour announces a beautiful maturity of the grape.  The very pure and complex nose is dominated by notes of mature red fruits.  In the mouth, the round and sample attack is followed by a very rich and perfectly balanced tannic structure, which confers an excellent capacity for ageing for 20 years or more.