Wine Spectator: 87 Points
A pure beam of cassis runs along hints of warm stone, violet and red licorice, with a focused finish. Drink now through 2016. 70,000 cases made. -JM
Wine Enthusiast: 89 Points
One of the largest Medoc properties, this chateau always produces a reliable wine that is ready to drink soon. Soft and already approachable, the 2010 is no exception. Ripe tannins and a blackberry flavor meld into a round finish
Wine Advocate: 89 Points
A real winner from this estate, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot is widely available and generally sells for under $20 a bottle in the American marketplace. Plump, fleshy black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some cedar wood, vanilla, and incense jumps from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, attractive, somewhat denser than usual style for Larose Trintaudon. Nevertheless, the tannins are sweet and the acidity low, so drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade.