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 and very intense colour of deep ruby. Ripe aromas of small black fruit dominate (blackcurrant, blackberry), though with good freshness. The palate is fleshy, with a nice touch of tannin. Long, caressing finish. To be watched during ageing, which will seek to bring out the harmony and the balance.

Medals and Awards

  • CHRIS KISSACK : 94/100
  • JAMES SUCKLING : 92/100
  • JANCIS ROBINSON : 16/20
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE : 92/100
  • INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2019 : Bronze medal
  • NEAL MARTIN-VINOUS : 89/100
  • BETTANE + DESSEAUVE : 15/20

 

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:

– 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 50% Merlot
– 5% Petit Verdot

VINIFICATION:

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