2001 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
The 2001 Trotanoy continues to improve with each passing year in bottle and now with 15 years on the clock, it is just beginning to entertain the idea of "drinkability"! It has a compelling bouquet with intense red and... The 2001 Trotanoy continues to improve with each passing year in bottle and now with 15 years on the clock, it is just beginning to entertain the idea of "drinkability"! It has a compelling bouquet with intense red and black fruit, quite ferrous like many Pomerols, perhaps showing a little more vigor compared to the bottle at ten years old. The palate is medium-bodied, full of grip and sinew, impressive length and dimension with a slightly grainy texture. Like most Trotanoys, it benefits from decanting and do not be afraid to give this 5-6 hours, because it still threatens to clam up on the vice-like finish. Superb, but patience is needed. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2004
Lovely blackberry and cherry character with a medium body silky tannins and a fresh finish. Delicious red already but will be better with age. The finesse of Trotanoy. Best after 2006. 2165 cases made.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of cherry rose petal and minerals. Suave and minerally in the mouth with excellent intensity of flavor and firm spine. A bit youthfully withdrawn in the middle palate but opens out impressively on... Red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of cherry rose petal and minerals. Suave and minerally in the mouth with excellent intensity of flavor and firm spine. A bit youthfully withdrawn in the middle palate but opens out impressively on the back half finishing with serious but fine tannins and terrific breadth and length. Very subtle Pomerol in need of at least seven or eight years of additional cellaring.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2001

Label

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.