2008 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WA 96 JS 95 JG 95 NM 95 WE 94 WS 92
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2008 Trotanoy has an attractive bouquet with engaging clarity and purity: raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, a trace of something almost medicinal...
JS 95

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.
JG 95

View From The Cellar, September 2013

(95+) The 2008 Trotanoy is certainly one of the riper examples of the vintage that I have come across, as it reached a full fourteen percent in alcohol in this year, but the long, slow growing season has allowed the...
NM 95

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...
WE 94

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.
WS 92

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...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

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.