Chateau Larose Trintaudon, Haut Medoc, Cru Bourgeois, 2016
Region: Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape:50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot
This wine is very deep, intense ruby in colour with violet hues. On the palate, sweet spices of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger entwine with flavours of blackcurrant, dates and dried figs. A racy, incredibly full-bodied and well-structured wine with enormous density and power. Infinite length on the palate with excellent balance between fruit, tannins and acidity.
Nestled between the communes of Saint-Julien-de-Beychevelle and Pauillac, the 190-hectare vineyard of Château Larose Trintaudon is planted upon one of the oldest layers of Médoc gravel, called the 'Pyrenean layer'. Situated on the borders of the Pauillac and Saint-Julien Appellations, it benefits from very similar growing conditions as its neighbour Château Latour. The soil is mainly composed of fine and sandy gravels on top of a clay-based limestone soil.
Château Larose Trintaudon dates back to 1719, but it was not until 1838, when Henry Delaroze, Mayor of Saint-Laurent, planted a vineyard on a gravelly mound in a place called ‘Trintaudon’, that its winemaking history began. During the subsequent years, the property fell victim to phylloxera and neglect and it was not until 1963, when Professor Émile Peynaud was brought in to replant the vineyards, that the Château set out on the path to achieving the reputation it has today. The property’s recent elevation to Cru Bourgeois Supérieur classification from the 2018 vintage is testament to their continued success.