Chateau Larose-Trintaudon 2019, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

In 1838 Henry Delaroze established a vineyard on one of the most ancient gravel beds of the Medoc. In 1986 Assurances Generales de France purchased the Estate, one of the largest of the Medoc by its surface area and total production; a well renowned property recognized the world over as a top quality Cru Bourgeois. 190 hectares of vineyards. Soil: Fine gravels, sandy gravels and clayish limestone soil. Average age of vines: 28 years old. 2019 final blend – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot. Classic 3 week initial fermentation. Aged in oak barrels for 12-14 months. A brilliantly gleaming intense ruby red. On the nose, a festival of delicious fruit with notes of strawberry and redcurrant. Superbly fresh and well-balanced with great purity of fruit, smoothness without excessive exuberance, and a silkiness of tannins, showing the characteristic lusciousness that we appreciate so much in this very accessible wine.