2016 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WS 99
  • WA 98
  • AG 98
  • JS 98
  • WE 97
  • JR 93

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ETA: Jul. 2020

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WS 99
Wine Spectator, April 2017
(WS96-99 points) This is loaded for the long haul, with lots of loam- and graphite-edged grip, and it's a bit backward still. But the core of fruit is prodigious, with layers of warm fig, blackberry confiture and plum... (WS96-99 points) This is loaded for the long haul, with lots of loam- and graphite-edged grip, and it's a bit backward still. But the core of fruit is prodigious, with layers of warm fig, blackberry confiture and plum sauce flavors still sorting themselves out. The finish ripples with muscle and energy. – JM
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
(WA96-98 points) The 2016 Trotanoy is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc this year. It easily possesses the finest bouquet within the J-P Moueix portfolio. It blossoms in the glass with exuberant black and red... (WA96-98 points) The 2016 Trotanoy is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc this year. It easily possesses the finest bouquet within the J-P Moueix portfolio. It blossoms in the glass with exuberant black and red fruit infused with minerals, black truffle and a hint of blood orange, yet there is always something enigmatic about Trotanoy at this primordial stage, something on which you cannot put your finger. The palate is medium-bodied with firm structure, slightly chalky tannins surrounded by wondrous, vibrant black fruit that shimmers in the glass. It is a brilliant Trotanoy that is bound up with energy and tension. Superb from start to finish, this is likely to surpass the 2015 and is one of the stars of Pomerol this vintage. - Neal Martin
AG 98
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2017
(AG95-98 points) The 2016 Trotanoy is another wine in the Moueix stable that is both powerful and finessed. Resonant and beautifully expressive on the palate, the 2016 possesses superb depth throughout. Saline notes... (AG95-98 points) The 2016 Trotanoy is another wine in the Moueix stable that is both powerful and finessed. Resonant and beautifully expressive on the palate, the 2016 possesses superb depth throughout. Saline notes underpin dark fruit, lavender, plum and violet. Trotanoy can often be a bit brutish in the early going, but I see little of that here today. This is a fabulous showing.
JS 98
jamessuckling.com, April 2017
(JS97-98 points) Wow. This is really powerful and structured with a tight and linear backbone of tannins that run through the wine, making it a solid and beautiful thing. Full-bodied, layered and strong. Exciting energy... (JS97-98 points) Wow. This is really powerful and structured with a tight and linear backbone of tannins that run through the wine, making it a solid and beautiful thing. Full-bodied, layered and strong. Exciting energy here.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
(WE95-97 points) Showing the richness of ripe Merlot in this vintage, this is a superb wine. It has great tannins, ripe and sweet. The generous fruits are full, concentrated and powerful. At the end, the wine has a lift... (WE95-97 points) Showing the richness of ripe Merlot in this vintage, this is a superb wine. It has great tannins, ripe and sweet. The generous fruits are full, concentrated and powerful. At the end, the wine has a lift of crispness and freshness. Drink after 15 years.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2017
18/20 Dark crimson. Meaty nose and lots of polish on the palate. Really quite exciting spark with very refined tannins. Everything is packed in here.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2016

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.