Château Larose Trintaudon Bordeaux 2010: CountryClubuk Members save £100 a case

Our Club Wine Tasting Panel are thrilled to have tasted this excellent red Bordeaux with vineyards which neighbour the illustrious Château Latour, unrivalled producer of the world’s greatest Grands Crus wines. This hidden gem is Château Larose Trintaudon 2010 and it had the Masters of Wine reaching for the superlatives. It is a racy, incredibly full-bodied, well-structured wine with enormous density and power, elegance and complexity. Among its clutch of international medals: Gold in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 and Gold in the most recent Sommelier Wine Awards 2017—and we have reserved a small parcel so our Members can snap it up now and save £100 a case.

Château Larose Trintaudon has a long pedigree, dating back to 1719. 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 wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, aged in oak for 12 to 14 months of which 25% is new, adding complexity and roundness to this structured and elegant wine. It has a deep, intense ruby colour with violet hues and on the palate it explodes with sweet spices of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger mingling with flavours of dark cherry, plum, dried figs and a raspberry finish. It has infinite length on the palate with excellent balance in fruit, tannins and acidity.

Robert Parker MW awards a high 89 points, noting, ‘Plump, fleshy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some cedarwood, vanilla and incense jumps from the glass . . . tannins are sweet and the acidity low, so drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade.’ James Suckling awards 90 points and Stephen Brook MW awards an even better 93 points, noting, ‘Very ripe, toasty, almost jammy black fruits nose. Rich, bold, full-bodied, concentrated and tannic. It’s compact and has energy and force, structure, weight and a firm forthright finish, packed with ripe black fruits. Very long.’

The Club Wine Tasting Panel fully agree and highly recommend it to Members—particularly at this advantageous Club price direct from the importers, duty, VAT and mainland delivery paid and saving £100 a case.

Case of 12 bottles x 75cl. RRP £300. CCUK £199. Order 12-bottle case Château Larose Trintaudon Bordeaux 2010.