$29.00 per bottle
** As Seen in Gourmet Traveller Wine ** ~ 96 Points
Huon Hooke ~ 95 Points
"Excellent deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is also very smart, with clean, bright fruit showing chocolate, blackcurrant and some cabernet influence shining through. Tight, elegant, firm palate with style and length. Good and ripe, but not overdone. Has the structure and intensity to age well."
|Attracted universal support. Its youthful colour is matched by fresh aromas of blueberries and other dark fruits. The flavours are intense and primary, but there's excellent balance and fine, firm tannins to finish. Caillard loved it, telling us, "Intense, pure cassis and pastilles with expresso and mocha notes. Concentrated flavours with chocolate and a fine texture, underlying spicy oak and a long, fresh finish. Elegantly styled and classic." The wine cries out for bottle-age and will gain in complexity over many years, although it's drinkable now so good is its balance. It is a wine which highlights the great quality among the best Cru Bourgeois wines.|
|Excellent deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is also very smart, with clean, bright fruit showing chocolate, blackcurrant and some cabernet influence shining through. Tight, elegant, firm palate with style and length. Good and ripe, but not overdone. Has the structure and intensity to age well.|
|89||A real winner from this estate, (..). Plump, fleshy black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some cedar wood, vanilla, and incense jumps from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, attractive, somewhat denser than usual style for Larose Trintaudon. Nevertheless, the tannins are sweet and the acidity low, so drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade.|
|90||Aromas of blueberries and raspberries with minerals follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a chocolate, vanilla aftertaste.|
|89||Vanilla toffee and caramel on the nose with fleshy black fruits. Rich, bold, full-bodied, concentrated and tannic. It's compact and has energy and force.|
|Name||Chateau Larose Trintaudon|
|Type||Red / Rouge|
|Grape Varieties||60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot|
|Average Age of Vines||28 Years|
|Soil||Fine gravels, sandy gravels and clayish limestone soil|
|Winemaking||Harvest reception: sorting after de-stemming.
Alcoholic fermentation and maceration: the duration of post-fermentary maceration can vary and depends on the type of wine we wish to make, the grape variety, the point of ripeness and healthiness of the grapes.
Micro-oxygenation during post-fermentary maceration; carefully proportioned according to the richness and quality of tannins of each vat.
Running off the wine and pressing the grape skins: press wines are kept separately and selected by tasting.
Malolactic fermentation is carried out in vats as soon as the wine is run off; this stage is the last in the winemaking procedure.
|Ageing||85% in barrels made with French oak from the Nièvre and Allier forests and American oak (10%) for a period of 10 to 12 months. 20 to 25% of these barrels are new.|
CREATION IN 1719
The origins of the domain go back to 1719, but it was in 1838 that a certain Henry Delaroze, mayor of Saint-Laurent, created a vineyard on the parcel known as the “tènement de Trintaudon”, a magnificent gravelly hillside up to then uncultivated.
The property is mentioned under the name of ” Trentaudon “ in the first edition of « Bordeaux and its Wines” published by Féret (1850)/ In the second edition of Féret (1868), it is classed as a cru bourgeois, then in the third edition (1874), as a cru bourgeois supérieur.
In 1870, Comte Ernest de Lahens presided over this domain of 345 ha and commissioned the building of château Trintaudon, capped with its distinctive tower dominating the landscape like a lighthouse in an ocean of vines.
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