1990 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • IWC 91

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Reg: $299.94

$269.94

This product is
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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2000
Sleeping giant. Dark red color with a brick edge. Subtle aromas of mineral berry and mint. Full-bodied and very closed yet chewy and big. Grows and grows on the palate. Huge.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2005... Sleeping giant. Dark red color with a brick edge. Subtle aromas of mineral berry and mint. Full-bodied and very closed yet chewy and big. Grows and grows on the palate. Huge.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2005. 2300 cases made.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2013
Tasted at the Trotanoy dinner at Sketch in London. Tasting them side-by-side, it is clear that the 1990 Trotanoy is far superior to the 1989. It has a vibrant, ebullient, vivacious bouquet with blackcurrant pastilles... Tasted at the Trotanoy dinner at Sketch in London. Tasting them side-by-side, it is clear that the 1990 Trotanoy is far superior to the 1989. It has a vibrant, ebullient, vivacious bouquet with blackcurrant pastilles, mulberry and crushed violets that blossom in the glass. The palate is tight at first but it opens up to reveal irresistible, velvety textured dark berry fruit tinged with thyme, mint and a touch of fennel. There is great density to the Trotanoy and certainly it remains youthful after 22 years, reluctantly evolving secondary aromas. This is a might Trotanoy that requires another ten years in the cellar.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2012
(90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc; 3.68 pH; IPT 73; 13.3% alcohol): Bright red with an amber rim. Gamey aromas of black cherry, fig, leather, ink and spices; conveys an impression of rusticity. Fresh and lively on entry... (90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc; 3.68 pH; IPT 73; 13.3% alcohol): Bright red with an amber rim. Gamey aromas of black cherry, fig, leather, ink and spices; conveys an impression of rusticity. Fresh and lively on entry, then earthy and supple in the middle, with ripe acidity framing the black fruit and licorice pastille flavors. At once densely packed and lively, with a very long finish featuring substantial but smooth tannins and a trace of bitterness. This delicious, silky, open-knit Trotanoy is currently drinking well. - Ian D'Agata
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1990

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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.