Tour Bayard (Montagne St. Emilion) 2016

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Tour Bayard
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0497
Special Price $29.95 Regular Price $38.95
In stock
Tour Bayard (Montagne St. Emilion) 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1

The Château Tour Bayard has only been in the family since 1956, but the Nicoletti-Richards have already demonstrated great skill in bringing out the best in the land. Current owners Fanny Nicoletti-Richard and Bruno Richard inherited the estate from Fanny’s parents, who purchased the domaine, but several generations of the family had already worked as vignerons at other estates in the region, so the Nicolettis were masters of their trade by the time they arrived at the château.

This wine is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The wine is raised for 12 months, 60% in cement cuves, 20% new oak, 20% in one year old barrels.

- Notes from the Importer


90 pts Vinous

The 2016 Tour Bayard is powerful, deep and intense, with tons of earthy and savory character that gives the wine its distinctive feral profile. Iron, smoke, game and cured meats are some of the many notes that add complexity to this deep, flavorful Montagne Saint-Émilion. The 2016 finishes with real substance and a level of complexity that belies its humble appellation. Tasted two times.

90 pts James Suckling

This has a ripe and rich nose with dark plums and a powerfully concentrated palate that delivers firm tannins and a wealth of potential. A blend of 85 per cent merlot and 15 per cent cabernet franc. Try from 2022.

Wine Advocate

Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Tour Bayard gives up notions of lifted cherries, mulberries and stewed plums with hints of spice box, tapenade, yeast extract and wood smoke. Medium-bodied, it has a generous mid-palate and chewy frame with plenty of earth and black fruit layers, finishing savory.

Wine Enthusiast

From selected parcels in the vineyard, this top wine from the estate is rich with dense black fruits. Dark chocolate and spice flavors speak of extraction that has brought out the tannins, so everything needs to soften and coalesce for the wine to be ready. Wait until 2021.

Wine Spectator

Direct, with a toasty profile, as vanilla and mocha notes guide a core of plum and dark cherry fruit along. Malbec and Merlot.
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