2011 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2011 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - 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 - 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
James Suckling - 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 - 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
Neil Mechanic - 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.