Château Larose-Trintaudon

If Château Larose-Trintaudon has succeeded in creating a name for itself as an excellent wine, vintage after vintage, it is entirely due to its taste quality. By expressing its strength of character without austerity but with suppleness and finesse, it pleases novices and wine experts alike, and is universally appreciated. At each blending, the cellar masters practice their alchemy, testing until they succeed in unveiling the wine’s true personality, a combination of intensity and opulence that expresses superb red fruit aromas whilst preserving aromatic freshness and purity. That is why, depending on the harvest and the balance of the grapes, the blend is slightly different each year. For, as everyone knows, subtle movement is the secret to perfect balance!

 

Tasting notes

A brilliantly gleaming intense ruby red. On the nose, a festival of delicious fruit with notes
of strawberry and redcurrant. Superbly fresh and well-balanced with great purity of fruit, smoothness without excessive exuberance, and a silkiness of tannins, showing the characteristic lusciousness that we appreciate so much in this very accessible wine.

 

Medals and Awards

– James Suckling : 93/100

– Yves Beck : 93/100

– Wine Enthusiast : 91/100

– Decanter : 90/100

– International Wine Challenge : silver medal

 

APPELLATION:

Haut-Médoc

VINEYARD:

– 155.5 hectares of vineyards.
– Soil : Fine gravel, sandy gravel and clayish limestone soil.
– Planting density : 6,600 vines per hectare.
– Average age of vines : 28 years old.

GRAPE VARIETALS:

– 47% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 47% Merlot
– 6% Petit Verdot

FINAL BLEND:

– 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 52% Merlot
– 8% de Petit Verdot

HARVEST:

27th september to 11th october

VINIFICATION:

Classic three week initial fermentation.
Aged in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months.