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2020 Chateau Tournefeuille, Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux

Special Price $36.95 was $48.00
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“Staggering Bordeaux value is a Petrus neighbor!”

Tournefeuille Sits On A Hilltop Facing The Greatest Pomerol Estates

By David Gettenberg

Chateau Tournefeuille is one of the best-kept secrets in Bordeaux.  

A brief stroll down a windy road takes you from Chateau Tournefeuille in Lalande-de-Pomerol to the neighboring village of Pomerol.

This jaunt doesn't take you just anywhere.  It takes you to the doorsteps of one of Bordeaux's most prized estates, Chateau Petrus (at $2,000 per bottle).  

In fact, the Tournefeauille hillside leads down a slope, where a creek is all that separates Lalande-de-Pomerol from the more recognized Pomerol.

This is a beauty! A blackberry and blueberry core wraps around fine, chewy tannins. Rustic underbrush and ripe fruit are supported by balanced structure. Plum flavors from the Merlot offer a plushy, silky finish.  The Cabernet Franc provides notes of underbrush and earth.  Fresh tobacco leaf and earth are hallmarks of this great wine.  A hint of mild oak offers a bit of vanilla.  It is wonderfully balanced and a great example of this fine vintage.

Within the industry, it is known that the hilltop terroir of Chateau Tournefeuille (overlooking Petrus) is nearly identical to its neighbor with its site-specific clay and gravel slopes. 

2020 Bordeaux is a gorgeous vintage recognized for its balance, charm, and harmony.  Within the vintage, Chateau Tournefeuille is easily one of the best Bordeaux values.

This smoking good Lalande-de-Pomerol is "an excellent wine." Decanter


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Press & Tasting Notes

“Excellent. ”

Vinous • 93 / 100

"The 2019 Tournefeuille has an outstanding bouquet with vivacious black cherries, hints of blueberry and a touch of cedar. This is very impressive in terms of focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a slightly grainy texture. Very cohesive all the way through to the finish. This is a very commendable Lalande de Pomerol. Excellent."

More Information
  • Producer: Chateau Tournefeuille
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pomerol
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W6204-2020-750

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