Château La Tour de By 2016 - A.O.C Médoc
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90.7 sur 100 based on 4 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

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Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Score de Decanter

Tight and concentrated with a lovely core of dark-berry and chocolate character. Full body and chewy tannins that remain polished and fine.
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Strong coffee beans on the nose, with an immediately apparent oak influence showing attractive wisps of wood smoke. It's a good wine, with full impact and an impressive architectural feel with flesh and depth. The winemaking is a little over-emphasised, but it's a good quality wine.
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Concentrated healthy crimson. Attractive, ripe leafiness on the nose (not meagre). Good balance though slightly muted.
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Ne manquez pas le très réussi 2016, à la bouche à la fois ample et souple, très fondue. Un très joli classique médocain à encaver pour une décennie.
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Since the 16thcentury vines have been cultivated at La Tour de BY. The known origin of the Châteaugoes back to the year 1599, when it was acquired by Pierre Tizon; lord of thestronghold of By. The emblem of theproperty; the tower, is an old lighthouse built in 1825 in the middle of the vineyardsbecoming the providence of sailors, sailing on the Gironde estuary, during thefoggy nights.

During 1965, Marc Pagès, anagricultural engineer from Tunisia will help rehabilitating the Château locatedin northern-Medoc, thanks to the informed advise of his friend and oenologist,Emile Peynaud, who committed to the development of this terroir early on. Frederic Le Clerc and Benjamin Richer De Forges now ensurethe destiny of their grandfathers’ wines; by combining quality, oenologistprecision and respect for traditions.

The 110 hectares vineyards’ with anaverage of 40 year old vines is ideally located on two-well exposed gravelridges.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château La Tour de By
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    22 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    45 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    30% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Médoc is made with a vineyard that has an area of 22 hectares by Château La Tour de By. The average age of the vines is 45 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 30% of new barrels.


The Médoc appellation combines three types of terroir: the Pyrenees gravel, the Garonne gravel, and the clay-limestone soils. Given the importance of the size of the appellation, these terroirs are characterized by an extreme variety of soils and subsoils.The Médoc enjoys an exceptional geographical location and a unique underground. Gravel rumps give birth to great wines. The blend of Merlot (the most important grape variety of the AOC), with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec give the wines charm and balance.The mouth of the Médoc is well structured, full on a frame of tasty tannins.