2016 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • DC 100
  • WA 99
  • WS 99
  • AG 98
  • JS 98
  • JL 98
  • WE 97

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 14 btls
ETA: Jul. 2020

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DC 100
Decanter, October 2018
I was excited to retaste this wine after loving it so much at en primeur, and it has more than lived up to its promise. They seem to have poured layers of muscular black fruit into the glass in a display of Pauillac... I was excited to retaste this wine after loving it so much at en primeur, and it has more than lived up to its promise. They seem to have poured layers of muscular black fruit into the glass in a display of Pauillac intensity and tannic prowess. It offers flavours of dark chocolate, cassis, liquorice root, black olive, coffee and cappuccino. The velvety texture is astonishing, and the layers of flavour are held together on a tightrope of power and freshness. At only 50% new oak, its intensity is coming from within. This needs to be put away and forgotten about, and then - wow - it's going to make those lucky enough to own it very happy. It's going to go for 50 years, no question. Drinking Window 2030 - 2050 - Jane Anson Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-trotanoy-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2016-11112#DUMOkxiDFUUDibIK.99
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
Composed of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Trotanoy is characteristically a little closed at this youthful stage, slowly unfurling to reveal compelling notions of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries... Composed of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Trotanoy is characteristically a little closed at this youthful stage, slowly unfurling to reveal compelling notions of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries and mulberries with touches of pencil lead, crushed rocks, underbrush and chargrill plus a fragrant waft of star anise. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and invigorating freshness supporting the densely packed, muscular fruits, finishing very long and mineral laced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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
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.
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Deep ruby in hue with distinctive floral, spice, incense, boysenberry, plum and cherry blossom aromas, the wine is pure silk with cushy tannins. There is a delicacy (which you should not confuse with being light) that... Deep ruby in hue with distinctive floral, spice, incense, boysenberry, plum and cherry blossom aromas, the wine is pure silk with cushy tannins. There is a delicacy (which you should not confuse with being light) that leaves you wanting another sip to discover even more. Not decadent, but still quite sexy. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Ch%C3%A2teau%20Trotanoy
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.
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.