|One of Bordeaux's greatest assets has always been the wines' impeccable balance. While modern tastes and modern winemaking have forced some of the wines from the region to evolve into a more opulent, dense and highly extracted style, there are still a great many estates whose production skillfully blends power with elegance and finesse. The most memorable examples are not necessarily the biggest, densest wines, but they're always refined and never lacking character. I am particularly excited when the wine of a solid, reputable estate is presented as a late release, and it is with great enthusiasm that I offer you the 2006 Chateau Tour Bayard. On display here is that precise balance I reference above, where the intriguing combination of "primary" fruit characteristics and higher order flavors mingle effortlessly.
~ Dmitriy, 67Wine Buyer