$237.50 per case
Before it was awarded 96 Points and the second best wine of the Gourmet Traveller Wine Bordeaux issue for the 2010 vintage, Chateau Larose Trintaudon has consisitently been an outstanding example of Haut-Medoc Crus Bourgeois, and this vertical mixed case is a great opportunity to discover all the vintages from 2006 through to 2011.
This limited edition wooden 6 bottle case was packaged at the Chateau exclusively for Bordeaux Shippers and whether you decide to offer it as a gift or simply spoil yourself it is certain to leave an impression.
|Full-bodied and warm, this is a smooth wine. It’s very accessible with blackberry fruit and delicious acidity. An attractive wine.|
|Concours General Agricole Paris||Gold Medal|
|International Wine Challenge||Silver Medal|
|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.|
|Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois 2009 tasting in London. The Larose-Trintaudon 2009 has a very refined, “classic” bouquet with sous-bois, tobacco and broody dark fruits. The delineation is terrific. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, great tension with crisp black, mineral-laden fruits on the finish. Bon vin!|
|Very good indeed. Deeply coloured, rich and super-ripe with density and supple tannins. Fleshy, concentrated, long and superbly harmonious. High extract. Long future.|
|16+||Notably dark crimson. Almost lusciously ripe fruit on the nose - most unusual from this property. Yet with attractive freshness too. Perhaps this is not exactly chock full of subtlety but it is delightfully well balanced and the best Larose Trintaudon I have ever tasted.|
|Lifted aromas of red, blue and black fruit with a touch of liqueur. It has a controlled sensuality, offering a juicy, broad style with moderate acidity and a light touch of oak. Quite elegant and light. A rather grand mouthful.|
|16||Racy, fruity, okay balance though leaner than the Perganson.|
|Concours General Agricole Paris||Silver Medal|
|16||Healthy crimson. Light nose. Brisk attack and good mouthfeel – notably more weight on the mid palate than the 2005. A particularly successful 2007.|
|Remaining true to its tradition offering a wine this vintage playing the card of elegance. Perceptible in the bouquet to discrete licorice, pepper and fruit, harmonious and balanced.|
|Youthful 2006 Haut-Medoc from Larose-Trintaudon is showing beautifully right now. Balanced, full bodied, generous red with cigar, tobacco, plum and spicy notes. Good substance on the mid palate and finish. Enjoy now.|
|The visit to the cellar is impressive, as is the shimmering ruby color of this wine, combining with a nose of black and red fruits with a woody base. We find refined tannins touched by barrel aging, which should blend in three years.|
|Concours General Agricole Paris||Silver Medal|
|Name||Chateau Larose Trintaudon|
|Vintage||2006 - 2011|
|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.
Liquor Act: It is an offence to sell or supply to or obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor license No. LIQP 770010066