2011 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, April 2012
A mouthfilling red with crushed cherry plum and raspberry fruit all rolled together and liberally laced with anise and roasted apple wood. There's lots of grip but this is still harmonious through the finish. One of the... A mouthfilling red with crushed cherry plum and raspberry fruit all rolled together and liberally laced with anise and roasted apple wood. There's lots of grip but this is still harmonious through the finish. One of the more backward wines of the vintage with an obvious tannic spine that needs some time to soften. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
Tasted at JP Moueix. The Trotanoy 2011 has a wonderful bouquet that soars from the glass: crushed raspberry and wild strawberry mixed with crushed stone. It has a crystalline quality that is uncommon in 2011. The palate... Tasted at JP Moueix. The Trotanoy 2011 has a wonderful bouquet that soars from the glass: crushed raspberry and wild strawberry mixed with crushed stone. It has a crystalline quality that is uncommon in 2011. The palate is beautifully composed with very fine structure a touch of spice incredible focus and stunning precision on the finish. It has a tensile quality all of its own. This is a quintessential Trotanoy though one that is not in the same class as either the previous two vintages. Tasted April 2012
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This shows very fine tannins for the vintage. Polished. Full body with a solid core of fruit and a long, caressing finish. Classy for the vintage. Drink in 2017.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Rich, dense, masculine and substantial, Trotanoy has produced a bigger wine than most 2011s. Similar to the masculinity and robustness of Gazin, with more mineral content, this medium to full-bodied, muscular effort will... Rich, dense, masculine and substantial, Trotanoy has produced a bigger wine than most 2011s. Similar to the masculinity and robustness of Gazin, with more mineral content, this medium to full-bodied, muscular effort will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Think black cherries, earth, baking spices and serious extract! 92+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr
JJB 97
JJ Buckley, April 2012
Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc on 7.5 hectares comprised of two major soil types: clay and gravel both on mixed gravel sand and iron-rich subsoils. Average vine age about 40 years. Muted with woodsy red... Planted to 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc on 7.5 hectares comprised of two major soil types: clay and gravel both on mixed gravel sand and iron-rich subsoils. Average vine age about 40 years. Muted with woodsy red fruit driven nose. The woodsy earthy elements take on added dimension in the mouth when mixed with lively briary mineral notes that form seasoning for the delicately textured black and red cherry flavors. Notes of camphor tapenade and black licorice accent the mid and back palate while hints of truffle bring on the funk factor as notes of garrigue intensify on the finish. The beautiful integration of fruit tannins and acidity on the finish keep this harmonious and balanced. Star of the Moueix stable. Give this one 10 years and enjoy over the following 30.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011

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.