2010 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JS 98
  • IWC 96
  • WE 96
  • NM 94

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
Think of this wine as the 1998 on steroids! Showing better out of bottle than it did from barrel, this wine has put on considerable weight. It is full-bodied, masculine (as most vintages of Trotanoy tend to be), with... Think of this wine as the 1998 on steroids! Showing better out of bottle than it did from barrel, this wine has put on considerable weight. It is full-bodied, masculine (as most vintages of Trotanoy tend to be), with loads of earthy, foresty notes intermixed with black and red fruits, a meaty, almost charcuterie note to it, an inky/purple color, some sweetness on the attack, but then the tannins kick in, making the wine seem at least a decade away from accessibility to most consumers. The texture is layered, the purity impressive, and the overall symmetry, balance and integration of all of the wine's building blocks are flawless. Forget it for 10 years and drink it over the following 35 years. Bravo! - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Dense and slightly chewy, this features girders of charcoal-coated grip running from start to finish, along with bay leaf, smoldering tobacco and warm tar. But don't be fooled—there's also loads of fruit, offering dark... Dense and slightly chewy, this features girders of charcoal-coated grip running from start to finish, along with bay leaf, smoldering tobacco and warm tar. But don't be fooled—there's also loads of fruit, offering dark plum, blackberry and black currant notes, laced with hints of mulling spice and alder. Terrific old-school grip powers the finish, and should easily pull this through two decades in the cellar. The brick-house Pomerol of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2040. – JM
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
Stunning nose with wild strawberries, vanilla and raspberries. Opens up with a little time in the glass to sweet licorice, blueberries and some graphite. Round and full on the palate with an amazing fruit and refined... Stunning nose with wild strawberries, vanilla and raspberries. Opens up with a little time in the glass to sweet licorice, blueberries and some graphite. Round and full on the palate with an amazing fruit and refined tannins. Truly superb. Hard not to drink now. Try from 2016.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Good full red. Great depth and complexity to the aromas of raspberry, strawberry, baked bread, tobacco and black olive. Plush, sweet and remarkably mouthfilling, conveying a compelling creaminess of texture but also a... Good full red. Great depth and complexity to the aromas of raspberry, strawberry, baked bread, tobacco and black olive. Plush, sweet and remarkably mouthfilling, conveying a compelling creaminess of texture but also a magically light touch and outstanding finesse. The thick flavors of red fruits, cocoa powder, meat and forest floor are perfectly supported by very smooth but serious tannins. Finishes with great persistence. A real essence of Pomerol: one of the sexiest wines of my tastings this spring but it's hard to believe that this wine won't go through a sullen stage in the bottle.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A complex wine, exhibiting smoky tannins, rich fruit, a dark texture and concentration. Produced by the Moueix winemaking team, it feels complete with its sense of style and elegance as well as weight. Give this powerful... A complex wine, exhibiting smoky tannins, rich fruit, a dark texture and concentration. Produced by the Moueix winemaking team, it feels complete with its sense of style and elegance as well as weight. Give this powerful wine many years in the cellar.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Trotanoy 2010 has a rounded bouquet with very pure Merlot - more Saint Emilion than Pomerol perhaps, but it is nicely defined with touches of over-ripe oranges and... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Trotanoy 2010 has a rounded bouquet with very pure Merlot - more Saint Emilion than Pomerol perhaps, but it is nicely defined with touches of over-ripe oranges and marmalade developing with aeration. This seems exotic for Trotanoy. It is very ripe and generous with a sweet core of spicy fruit, exerting fine grip with a saline finish. This is a fine Pomerol wine although it does not quite meet its promise from barrel.
JJB 98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
With less of the soft juicy fruit qualities found in some 2010s this favors firmer mid- and backpalates. While somewhat foursquare the wine still has a core of blackberry laced fruit and also maintains an underlying... With less of the soft juicy fruit qualities found in some 2010s this favors firmer mid- and backpalates. While somewhat foursquare the wine still has a core of blackberry laced fruit and also maintains an underlying structure and foundation of dry firm tannins with a robust finish. This firmer styled wine emphasizes structure over fruit. Needs time in the near term five years or so. Best between 2021-2031.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.