2011 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JG 96
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • NM 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

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JG 96
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, September 2013
The 2011 Trotanoy is one of the wines of the vintage and an absolute classic in the making. The deep, pure and utterly brilliant nose soars from the glass in a blaze of red and black plums, black cherries, woodsmoke... The 2011 Trotanoy is one of the wines of the vintage and an absolute classic in the making. The deep, pure and utterly brilliant nose soars from the glass in a blaze of red and black plums, black cherries, woodsmoke, coffee, chocolate, complex soil tones, fresh herbs and a seamless base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and utterly suave on the attack, with great intensity of flavor, a rock solid core of pure fruit, ripe, beautifully-integrated tannins and laser-like focus on the very, very long, poised and stunning finish. Perhaps this will turn out along the lines of the legendary 1975 Trotanoy?
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE93-95 points) A fine wine that shows crisp fruit and a dense, dry structure. This is solid, fruit-packed and firm.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
A dark and structured version, with loam and espresso notes coursing underneath the core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and black currant fruit. Lots of roasted mesquite and ganache accents fill in on the finish... A dark and structured version, with loam and espresso notes coursing underneath the core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and black currant fruit. Lots of roasted mesquite and ganache accents fill in on the finish. This is among the most backward of the 2011 Pomerols, showing remarkable stuffing for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2032. 1,910 cases made.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM92-94 points) 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... (NM92-94 points) 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.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
91+ Saturated medium ruby. Very deep aromas of cassis and bitter chocolate are complicated by sweet spices and peppery underbrush. Big and broad in the mouth but showing a slightly cool personality, offering mineral and... 91+ Saturated medium ruby. Very deep aromas of cassis and bitter chocolate are complicated by sweet spices and peppery underbrush. Big and broad in the mouth but showing a slightly cool personality, offering mineral and floral flavors that are energetic and pure. A bit youthfully austere today, with firm acidity and gripping tannins not yet completely integrated, but the power and depth of fruit are obvious even at this early stage. Forget about this one in the cellar for at least ten years. Trotanoy offers a noteworthy step up in concentration from all the other Moueix offerings in 2011 with the exception of Petrus. - Ian D'Agata
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.
JJB 95
Will Litton - JJ Buckley, January 2017
An expressive nose with fresh red fruits coupled with floral and earthy elements. Pure crushed black cherries feature prominently on the palate along with notes of tar, hints of smoked wood and a streak of rich... An expressive nose with fresh red fruits coupled with floral and earthy elements. Pure crushed black cherries feature prominently on the palate along with notes of tar, hints of smoked wood and a streak of rich minerality that courses through from beginning to end. Seamless and precise, the flavors envelop the palate and carry through with smooth yet grippy tannins. Extremely impressive and closes with a long, persistent finish. Poised and graceful, this is full of pure class, but allow another 3-5 years in bottle before following it for the next two-plus decades.
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.