2009 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JS 97
  • NM 97
  • WA 97
  • WE 96
  • JR 95
  • IWC 93

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Reg: $379.00

$345.00

In Stock: 2 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Nov. 2017

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
An absolutely prodigious wine the dense purple 2009 Trotanoy exudes extraordinary notes of minerals forest floor sweet black currants and black cherry jam along with floral notes and graphite. Very full-bodied with silky... An absolutely prodigious wine the dense purple 2009 Trotanoy exudes extraordinary notes of minerals forest floor sweet black currants and black cherry jam along with floral notes and graphite. Very full-bodied with silky tannins fabulous opulence and palate presence this terrific wine should be at its best in 7-10 years and last for 20 or more. Think of it as a more concentrated "bigger" version of the extraordinary 1998. 98+
WS 98
Wine Spectator, March 2012
This sports a dark chewy side for now with overt charcoal and roasted apple wood notes along with plenty of smoldering tobacco flavors. The core is still a bit chunky as well with roasted fig blackberry paste and steeped... This sports a dark chewy side for now with overt charcoal and roasted apple wood notes along with plenty of smoldering tobacco flavors. The core is still a bit chunky as well with roasted fig blackberry paste and steeped black currant fruit. But the underlying structure is refined despite its density and the finish is very long and purely rendered. Best from 2018 through 2035.
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
A deep nose of blueberries with chocolate mousse that turns to licorice and hints of rose petal. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that fill your mouth. But they are always soft and caressing. They last for minutes. I love... A deep nose of blueberries with chocolate mousse that turns to licorice and hints of rose petal. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that fill your mouth. But they are always soft and caressing. They last for minutes. I love the texture to this wine; it is like plush velvet. Best in 2018 but so inviting now.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. What a fabulous Pomerol this is. The nose creeps up on you, dishing out blackberry, pain grille and fruitcake, later chestnuts, unfurling slowing in the glass. It is soft and... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. What a fabulous Pomerol this is. The nose creeps up on you, dishing out blackberry, pain grille and fruitcake, later chestnuts, unfurling slowing in the glass. It is soft and bashful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It is succulent and ripe with toasty oak towards the chestnut tinged finish that will need further bottle age to integrate. There is a wonderful peppery note on the aftertaste. Is this the Trotanoy that dares to challenge the supremacy of Petrus? Pourquoi pas!
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2009 Trotanoy has long been one of the standout Pomerols in what was a fecund year for the appellation. This bottle reaffirmed previous reviews, although the aromatics... Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2009 Trotanoy has long been one of the standout Pomerols in what was a fecund year for the appellation. This bottle reaffirmed previous reviews, although the aromatics were perhaps a little more immediate with blackberry, roasted chestnut and truffles, just a touch of glycerin, all delivered with fabulous precision. The oak is more assimilated on the palate that still feels succulent. But, look a little further and there is real backbone cloaked by all that fruit, plus there is awe-inspiring persistence on the finish that just lacquers the mouth. Stupendous! Tasted November 2016. - Neal Martin
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Beneath the surface tannins is great Merlot fruit very ripe and full-bodied a powerhouse of flavors. The depth and complexity of the wine is all there along with a dark core of dryness. A wine for long-term aging. Cellar... Beneath the surface tannins is great Merlot fruit very ripe and full-bodied a powerhouse of flavors. The depth and complexity of the wine is all there along with a dark core of dryness. A wine for long-term aging. Cellar Selection.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2013
Meaty and rich and eminently swallowable. Very fine and concentrated. Very long. 18.5/20
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry mocha and iron plus a whiff of beefsteak tomato. Then superripe plush and seriously rich on the palate; began with a faint bitterness but grew fresher and more... Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black raspberry mocha and iron plus a whiff of beefsteak tomato. Then superripe plush and seriously rich on the palate; began with a faint bitterness but grew fresher and more shapely with aeration. Really fills the mouth with dark cherry underbrush and mineral flavors. Finishes with substantial talc-like tannins and terrific rising length. Ultimately very classy but I'd cellar this for eight or ten years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2009

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.