2005 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • NM 96
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
98+ This blockbuster 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with sweet black cherries, cassis, earth and white chocolate in both aromas and flavors. A strong, mineral-dominated, powerful wine (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc), it is... 98+ This blockbuster 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with sweet black cherries, cassis, earth and white chocolate in both aromas and flavors. A strong, mineral-dominated, powerful wine (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc), it is extremely backward, super-concentrated, and tasting more like blood of Merlot than any other Pomerol. Dense purple, super-rich, and stunning, this wine has at least a 20- to 30-year upside to it. An absolutely spectacular effort from this great terroir, it can be drunk now, but patience will be rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Trotanoy 2005 has a tough job following the La Conseillante ’05 – this is far more broody and taciturn (as usual) with blackberry, black truffle, a touch of boot polish and lavender. But those aromas are being... The Château Trotanoy 2005 has a tough job following the La Conseillante ’05 – this is far more broody and taciturn (as usual) with blackberry, black truffle, a touch of boot polish and lavender. But those aromas are being kept on a very tight leash. The palate is medium-bodied and deceptively complex with beautifully judged acidity, hints of cured meat infusing the red berry fruit, fanning out gently with hints of Provençal herbs and dried blood. This is an understated Trotanoy, perhaps one that might be shouted over by the more “vociferous” Right Bank wine – but it is one of the most nuanced Pomerol ‘05s.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Shows complex subtle aromas of fruit and black olive with hints of milk chocolate and ripe fruit. Develops wonderfully in the glass. Full-bodied with silky tannins and beautiful sweet berry and light vanilla fruit... Shows complex subtle aromas of fruit and black olive with hints of milk chocolate and ripe fruit. Develops wonderfully in the glass. Full-bodied with silky tannins and beautiful sweet berry and light vanilla fruit character. Refined and balanced. This is very very impressive. Best after 2013
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good bright dark red. Sexy red berries iron mocha and caramel on the nose; an essence of Pomerol merlot. Suave on entry then sweet but gripping in the middle with integrated acidity giving terrific definition and thrust... Good bright dark red. Sexy red berries iron mocha and caramel on the nose; an essence of Pomerol merlot. Suave on entry then sweet but gripping in the middle with integrated acidity giving terrific definition and thrust to the multifaceted flavors of red berries minerals iron and spices. A wonderfully vibrant wine that saturates the entire palate without conveying any impression of weight. With its finishing medicinal austerity this outstanding wine appears already to be shutting down in bottle. Should prove to be the most exciting vintage for this chateau since the great 1998.