2011 Chateau Trotanoy (Pomerol)
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $169.94 (reg. $199.94)
Right bank Bordeaux buyers will want to listen up. We’ve got a 96-point contender for wine of the vintage (View from the Cellar) from one of the very top Pomerol estates. It’s Château Trotanoy 2011, and at under $170 it’s at a tasty discount to most vintages of the last ten years.
The Moueix family has owned and tended to some of the region’s finest vineyards for generations and is arguably one of the most influential names in Bordeaux. Petrus may enjoy most of the prestige, but Trotanoy is the original Moueix estate.
The Trotanoy vineyard sits on what many consider to be Bordeaux’s greatest terroir, the Pomerol plateau. A stone’s throw from just about every major estate in the appellation, its closest neighbors include Le Pin, La Violette and Nenin, as well as a number of Moueix estates.
Following 2009 and 2010 was never going to be easy; nonetheless, top producers made some excellent wines, of which this Trotanoy is a prime example. Per Neal Martin, it’s “a quintessential Trotanoy”. For Vinous, Ian D’Agata affirms that “Trotanoy offers a noteworthy step up in concentration from all the other Moueix offerings in 2011 with the exception of Petrus”.
Add a case of Trotanoy 2011 to your cellar now, sit on it for a couple of years and enjoy it over the following 15 years. Top Pomerol is never cheap, but this one offers serious value, vis à vis other vintages and its neighbors. Cheers!