2013 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WE 94
  • JS 92
  • VN 92
  • WS 92
  • WA 92

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Reg: $1,495.00

$1,095.00

In Stock: 3 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
Cellar Selection. This wine has a lot of class and elegance, along with firm tannins that show how well it will age. It is dark and concentrated, the black fruits still developing under the solid structure. This wine will... Cellar Selection. This wine has a lot of class and elegance, along with firm tannins that show how well it will age. It is dark and concentrated, the black fruits still developing under the solid structure. This wine will age slowly, so wait until 2022.
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2016
A pretty wine with firm and silky tannins, fresh fruit that has a citrus undertone. Hints of chocolate and walnut. Drink now or hold.
VN 92
Vinous, April 2014
(90-92 points) The 2013 Trotanoy is quite compact today, with only modest depth emerging from behind a wall of tannin. It will be interesting to see how the 2013 behaves over the coming year. Today, it is very hard to... (90-92 points) The 2013 Trotanoy is quite compact today, with only modest depth emerging from behind a wall of tannin. It will be interesting to see how the 2013 behaves over the coming year. Today, it is very hard to taste and to read. Rose petals, graphite, smoke and raspberry jam notes emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. The 2013 finishes with notable length and persistence, but is likely to require quite a bit of time to fully come together.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, March 2016
This has noticeable heft for the vintage, with an ample dose of warm charcoal around the core of crushed plum and raspberry pâte de fruit. Delivers more than enough depth and energy to stay balanced through the finish... This has noticeable heft for the vintage, with an ample dose of warm charcoal around the core of crushed plum and raspberry pâte de fruit. Delivers more than enough depth and energy to stay balanced through the finish, which pulls the fruit and loam elements together. Best from 2018 through 2028. 1,000 cases made. –JM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed... The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2013

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.