Château Tour Bayard 2018 (92-94 WA) (92-94)
“Tour Bayard is a small, family-owned winery, and the third generation is now looking after the property—Richard, Nelly and Julien, who is the winemaker. Grapes are grown on limestone soils with southeast exposure, and no weedkillers have ever been used here. The 2018 Tour Bayard is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with bold, expressive chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry pie and potpourri scents plus hints of violets and spice cake. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and seductive, it delivers loads of spice-sparked layers and a long, fragrant finish.”
Château Recougne - Boutisse - Tour Bayard
Château Tour Bayard is a recent addition to the Milhade portfolio, coming into the family through marriage. This 25 acre property in the St.-Émilion Satellite Montagne-St.-Émilion has been run by the Richard family since 1956, and is now regarded as one of the top estates in the appellation.
These 3 estates are run by an extended family and represent in both the past and future an extraordinarily exciting story: estates on the right bank of Bordeaux making utterly authentic, soulful wines, led by a dynamic young generation eager to bring its own perspective and energy.