Cailloux de By Médoc 2016

Bordeaux Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Origin: Bordeaux / France
  • Grapes: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon


Château La Tour de By is a large Cru Bourgeois estate, consisting of 73 hectares of vineyards and is located in Bégadan at the viticultural northern extremes of the Médoc. La Tour de By was bought in 1965 by Messieurs Pages, Cailloux and Lapalu - they extended the cuvier and installed new cellars and today the property produces over 40,000 cases of wine a year. 

La Tour de By's actual château is a stately building dating back to 1876, while the wines are Cabernet-dominated, packed with lively and spicy blackcurrant fruit and bolstered by a framework of well-integrated toasty oak. Today La Tour de By is unquestionably one of the leading Cru Bourgeois properties in the Médoc.

Their 'second wine', from 35 year old vines is a blend of 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon made in the same classic style as La Tour de By but the higher percentage of Merlot delivers a more forward, juicy wine designed for early drinking. 

Packed with plush and ripe cassis, blackberry and cherry, balanced with some cedar wood and subtle oak spice. As good as entry level Bordeaux gets!