2008 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • NM 95
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2008 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the superstars of the vintage the 2008 Trotanoy is a wine that transcends the vintage. Typically this is not one of the more lush sexy wines of Pomerol but rather a muscular masculine effort and that's the case in... One of the superstars of the vintage the 2008 Trotanoy is a wine that transcends the vintage. Typically this is not one of the more lush sexy wines of Pomerol but rather a muscular masculine effort and that's the case in 2008. A deep purple color is followed by copious amounts of red and black fruit earth cedar and forest floor notes. The wine reveals a full-bodied texture phenomenal concentration for a 2008 plenty of sweet tannin and a terrific finish. While it was surprisingly approachable it will benefit from several years of cellaring and last 20-25 years. Bravo!
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
This is very muscular for the vintage, with blueberries, minerals, flowers and stones. Full bodied and powerful with beautiful rich tannins and a long, long finish. So much going on. Let it go for five or six years.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2011
Tasted at JP Moueix, the Trotanoy 2008 has a surprisingly voluptuous, generous bouquet with dark cherries, soy, black plum, honey and faint touch of wild mint. Good definition and complexity. The palate is full-bodied... Tasted at JP Moueix, the Trotanoy 2008 has a surprisingly voluptuous, generous bouquet with dark cherries, soy, black plum, honey and faint touch of wild mint. Good definition and complexity. The palate is full-bodied with very firm tannins, great length and breadth to this wine, with blackberry, raspberry, a touch of tar, sage and rosemary. Once again, there is a lot of dry extract, but this Trotanoy has fabulous balance and harmony with a very long, slightly saline finish. It reminds me of the superlative 1998 in some ways. Drink 2015-2035+
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
An impressive wine showing its power and concentration in a structure integrated with chocolate bitter coffee and spice. Black plum notes add a juicy character to this powerful wine. R.V.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Full deep red-ruby. Brown spices milk chocolate and minerals complicate intense dark berry black fig and plum aromas. Sweet lush and broad on entry but with firm acidity giving the wine a light touch then multilayered... Full deep red-ruby. Brown spices milk chocolate and minerals complicate intense dark berry black fig and plum aromas. Sweet lush and broad on entry but with firm acidity giving the wine a light touch then multilayered and opulent in the middle with unctuous dark fruit coffee and earth flavors. Finishes ripely tannic smooth and powerful. This extremely impressive Trotanoy is quite accessible already but has the stuffing to age well and improve for another 20+ years. Super wine.93+?
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This is a more powerful expression of Pomerol with black tea and tar notes framing the core of blackberry and plum fruit. Loam roasted tobacco leaf and braised cèpe notes fill in on the finish. This should be fun to age... This is a more powerful expression of Pomerol with black tea and tar notes framing the core of blackberry and plum fruit. Loam roasted tobacco leaf and braised cèpe notes fill in on the finish. This should be fun to age. Best from 2013 through 2020. -J.M.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2012
Very slightly stewed on the nose. Very firm and youthful. Pungent. Linear and chewy. One of the longest-term Pomerols I have come across. Slightly tarry finish. Really fascinating! 17/20
JJB 97
John Perry - JJ Buckley, April 2009
From a 18 acre vineyard planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on clay/gravel soils and dark clay. Has a style similar to Petrus due to the similar nature of the soils. The nose on this wine just jumps out of the... From a 18 acre vineyard planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on clay/gravel soils and dark clay. Has a style similar to Petrus due to the similar nature of the soils. The nose on this wine just jumps out of the glass and hits you directly. Very impressive with lovely notes of raspberry jam strawberry cherry truffles and a trace of minerals. Although big this starts slowly in the mouth and builds up to a nice crescendo. Quite firm but nice and round tannins has me very hopeful for the true potential of this wine.