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Château Larose-Trintaudon Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2010

Member Review by wburke99:

This is a reliable excellent wine that can tolerate long term cellaring.

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Château Larose-Trintaudon:
The vineyard was originally planted by a Henry Delarose on a plot of land known as 'Tenement de Trintaudon' ;hence the name of the estate.The actual chateau was built in the 1870's. In the 1920's the vines were pulled up and the land given over to dairy farming but the place was bought by the Former family  [ who already owned other estates in Bordeaux ]  in 1963 and... Read more
The vineyard was originally planted by a Henry Delarose on a plot of land known as 'Tenement de Trintaudon' ;hence the name of the estate.The actual chateau was built in the 1870's. In the 1920's the vines were pulled up and the land given over to dairy farming but the place was bought by the Former family  [ who already owned other estates in Bordeaux ]  in 1963 and they recommenced viticulture The Former family sold up to the Allianz insurance group [ who also own other Bordeaux estates ] in 1986. It still has Cru Bourgeois status.The Chateau has 190 hectares under vine making it the largest wine estate in the Haut-Medoc appellation. producing around a million bottles a year. There are two second wines,Les Hauts de Trintaudon and Larose-St.Laurent. Read less

Member Reviews for Château Larose-Trintaudon Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

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Snooth User: wburke99
4050934
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/19/2012

This is a reliable excellent wine that can tolerate long term cellaring.


Snooth User: cajagora1
129005224
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: dlellis
1053158726
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/23/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: cajagora1
129005224
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/05/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Calamus
1121277305
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/09/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: Stunner97
31506859
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/04/2010

Smells are very rich of raspberries and currant but more then anything on the nose i get a lot of raspberry with a kick of spice, decent amount of fruit and berry with a soft tannin on the finish nothing harsh, the merlot gives it alot of fruit and overall a medium body and just hint of spice and oak, the finish is fairly short and overall i feel the flavor on this wine is a little bit thin, this is though a pretty good food wine but maybe to my tastes a bit simple on its own. Overall nothing offensive but nothing world changing either.


Snooth User: cfree220
51041169
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/08/2011

I enjoyed drinking this wine, though I would not select it again with the expectation of structure or complexity. Medium bodied, nose is earthy and herbaceous, imparting hints of wet clay and dark fruit.


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External Reviews for Château Larose-Trintaudon Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

.an attractive, all purpose claret for drink- ing in its first 5ndash;7 years of life. The wine possesses good spice, clean, ripe, curranty fruit, medium body and a well-balanced, elegant personality. It is a good, inexpensive choice for restaurants.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

At 430 acres, this is a huge estate situated just on the wrong side of the Pauillac appellation boundary. The property, now owned by an insurance company, was owned by the Forners (of Rioja producer Marqueacute;s de Cagrave;ceres) for many years. Yoursquo;ll spot the stylistic likeness in the soft, approachable good-value style.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

This large vineyard has build a following in the US market, with consistently good quality wine. And the rsquo;94 follows in the style of small-scale clarets, light, plummy and gentle, the chewy tannins bringing to mind a dinner of roast lamb. Thatrsquo;s how I used to enjoy Larose-Trintaudon, not so many years ago, when it cost $7.99. The only consolation in the current pricing is the fact that most California wines of this quality cost at least as much.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

Nice luncheon claret. A bit austere, but has some good red licorice and mineral character. Medium to light body. Silky finish. Best from 2002 through 2005.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 05/15/2010

Each plot and grape variety are independently made into wine in a temperature-regulated vathouse, offering our oenologists the opportunity to create complex blends. Rigorously controlled, alcoholic fermentation, and twice daily pumping over take place over a five-to seven-day period. When the alcoholic fermentation has come to a close, vatting follows its course for 2 to 3 weeks so as to extract the tannins from the marc. After careful tasting the wine is run off. Finally, malolactic fermentation which is left to occur in tanks immediately after running off, brings the wine-making process to an end. In early January, the wine is transferred to wood casks. In the quiet atmosphere of the ageing cellar, the barrels endow the wine with vital ingredients, while exposing it to tiny quantities of oxygen. This has an effect on the wine's colour and its tannins, producing a well-balanced, very elegant wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

At 341 acres, the largest vineyard in the Meacute;doc, Larose-Trintaudon was once owned by the Forner family of Marqueacute;s de Caacute;ceres fame in Rioja. Today, back in French hands, its wines remain smooth and velvety, reminiscent of Spain perhaps, but with a smoky elegance that is more Meacute;doc. Ready to drink soon, this is a good value.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

I like the Indian spices and berry character in this wine. Medium body. Well-integrated tannins. Medium finish. Best after 2002.


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