1996 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 90
  • ST 90

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$109.94

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Reg: $149.94

$109.94

This product is
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WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Medium ruby-garnet color. Aromas of sweet basil and other fresh herbs, with plum undertones. Meaty and decadent. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a juicy, fresh mushroom aftertaste. Just a hint of fruit. Why... Medium ruby-garnet color. Aromas of sweet basil and other fresh herbs, with plum undertones. Meaty and decadent. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a juicy, fresh mushroom aftertaste. Just a hint of fruit. Why wait?--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. – JS
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1998
(ST88-90 points) Very good deep red. Red cherry, raspberry, oak spice, toffee, sweet butter and a hint of raisin on the nose. Silky and fruity, with lovely sweetness and firm supporting acidity, but rather closed at... (ST88-90 points) Very good deep red. Red cherry, raspberry, oak spice, toffee, sweet butter and a hint of raisin on the nose. Silky and fruity, with lovely sweetness and firm supporting acidity, but rather closed at present. Finishes with fine but firm tannins and bright, lingering cherry flavor. Perhaps less expressive today than the '97 but more penetrating. This is developing nicely.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1996

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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.