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

Dark ruby red with subtle purplish gleams. Explosive aromas (with no barrel ageing at this stage), off ering a full basket of red fruit with redcurrant, ripe strawberry, and raspberry. Superb, chewy texture, with perfectly controlled extraction of tannins creating absolute harmony, fi nesse, and elegance. Close to being the best Larose Trintaudon to date!

Medals and Awards

  • JAMES SUCKLING : 91-92/100

 

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:

– 42% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 50% Merlot
– 8% Petit Verdot

HARVEST:

Merlot: september 18,
Petit verdot: september 22, Cabernet sauvignon: september 28,

VINIFICATION:

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