2003 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • WA 92

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Lovely floral blackberry jam and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with velvety yet firm tannins and a long finish. Very tight and chewy yet balanced and fresh. Best after 2010. 2000 cases made. –JS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
As always, the 2003 Trotanoy is a meaty, burly style of wine, but the tannins have all been resolved. A dark plum/ruby color is accompanied by sweet black currant and mulberry notes intertwined with hints of truffles and... As always, the 2003 Trotanoy is a meaty, burly style of wine, but the tannins have all been resolved. A dark plum/ruby color is accompanied by sweet black currant and mulberry notes intertwined with hints of truffles and earth. This medium- to full-bodied, delicious Pomerol is clearly one of the finest 2003s made in this appellation, whose lighter soils did not fare well in this vintage. Trotanoy’s clay and deep minerality have saved it. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2003

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.