1970 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
This wine has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. More backward and possibly even more concentrated than the 1970 Petrus (as well as more tannic) this huge old style massive thick rich wine is crammed with... This wine has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. More backward and possibly even more concentrated than the 1970 Petrus (as well as more tannic) this huge old style massive thick rich wine is crammed with concentrated chocolatey berry fruit with a hint of leather smoked meat and licorice. The wine's opaque garnet color reveals no sign of amber. The nose is just beginning to open. The flavors are so concentrated that I am going to go out on a limb and say this may be the most concentrated Trotanoy made in the post-World War II era. I suspect this wine can still be purchased for a relatively good price. Owners should plan on drinking it between 2000-2030. One of the three greatest wines of the vintage the 1970 Trotanoy is the finest wine made at this estate save for the extraordinary 1961 and 1945.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1970

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Trotanoy is vinified in small concrete vats and the young wine matures in 50% new oak barrels for about 18 months. When ready, this wine shows enormous complexity and concentration. It can easily be kept 25 years or more in great vintages.

Winery

Trotanoy

Pomerol’s famous Trotanoy, whose soil was too hard to work and thus called “trop anoi” (too annoying) in medieval French, is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the Pomerol plateau. The fascinating soil diversity—half gravel mixed with clay and half deep black clay —with the presence of “machefer” or iron pan in the subsoil, brings power, depth and complexity to the wine.

Chateau Trotanoy’s vineyard was one of the few not to freeze in 1956 and today, it is comprised of very old vines, the average being close to 35 years. 90% of the vines are Merlot, the rest Cabernet Franc.

Trotanoy was acquired by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix, who own many other properties in both Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, including Magdelaine, Belair-Monange, La Fleur-Petrus, Lafleur-Gazin, Lagrange, Latour a Pomerol, and Hosanna.