The Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2006 is sourced from an Estate established in 1719 and a vineyard first planted in 1838 (the vines have since been replanted several times due to insect infestation and other reasons) and is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The wine was aged in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months and is selling on the internet for between $15 and $23. When you think of Bordeaux wines, you tend to think of high priced wines, but a large percentage of Bordeaux wines are priced for everyday drinking. The Chateau Larose-Trintaudon is a classic Bordeaux wine, grown in the largest vineyard in a renown growing area, that had a good 10 years of aging potential (The Chateau say drink by 2016) and is reasonably priced. This is an aged wine that sells in the same price bracket as “drink it now” wines. The alcohol content is 13%.
A fragrant blackberry nose give way to a cherry plum limestone taste. Along with mild tannins and berry flavors, it finishes well and stays with you like a $50 wine. Serve with Beef Burgoyne of peppercorn steak.
Don’t be afraid of French wines, I know all the Domaine this and the Chateau that gets confusing, but with a little work, there are bargains to be had. And the wines are well worth a little extra effort.