Bordeaux 2011: Châteaux Lafite and La Tour de By

Today has been the proverbial “game of two halves”, with releases of both Cru Bourgeois, La Tour de By and First Growth, Lafite-Rothschild.

Lafite’s release price this year seems to offer a reasonable reduction on last year’s, but there is also less availability than last year. We are currently waiting to consolidate our allocation from the various négociants from whom we buy and will then offer the wine to those who have expressed interest. As we expect this to be during the next couple of days, there is still time to express interest now via our website.

In the meantime, La Tour de By is now available for sale online and is an undeniably great value in this vintage:Bordeaux 2011 En Primeur, Lay & Wheeler

2011 Château La Tour de By, Cru Bourgeois Médoc
£108 per case of 12 bottles in bond
A long term favourite of Lay & Wheeler with very good reason: this is a delicious, well-priced claret at a consistently high standard, and 2011 is no exception. This wine displays the vintage character of freshness and fine tannin (lightly handled), but crucially there is a good concentration of supple, soft textured aromatic fruit. This will make for a fine dinner wine in the years to come.
Drinking: 2015-2025

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