Chateau Larose Trintaudon 1999 (NW)
Chateau Larose Trintaudon 1999:
Subtle fruit aromas on the nose
Soft, dull character built around blueberries
An off layer tasting like rubber
Simple, short finish
This wine was a disappointment. It was a little dull and had an unusual rubbery taste. This may be the result of brettanomyces yeast, which often causes a medical or rubbery odor. I ordered it at a business dinner and didn't really pick up on the off flavor right away. The entire bottle was poured very quickly and we were engrossed in conversation, so I didn't bother to make a scene. We had just one bottle and overpaid at $43. Not the most pleasant wine experience. Raise a glass, but not a glass of this!