2018 Trotanoy Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • DC 100
  • JD 100
  • WS 100
  • JS 99
  • WA 99
  • VN 99
  • JL 98
  • WE 97

Reg: $345.00

$325.00

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Reg: $345.00

$325.00

This product is
out of stock

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DC 100
Decanter, April 2019
( 98-100) This is powerful and beautiful, pulsating with black fruits, liquorice and confident tannins - it doesn't just walk the line, it owns the line. While it perhaps doesn’t quite have the pure and absolute majesty... expand ( 98-100) This is powerful and beautiful, pulsating with black fruits, liquorice and confident tannins - it doesn't just walk the line, it owns the line. While it perhaps doesn’t quite have the pure and absolute majesty of 2010, it is another crazy good year for Trotanoy offering an unusually seductive charm along with the power. There’s no question that the vintage was handled with aplomb; there’s not the slightest trace of the warmth of the summer with the feeling that the wine ate it right up just taking what it needed. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-trotanoy-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2018-29523#blX1WlYJcrg6FRFM.99 collapse
JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(97-100) Made from a 90/10 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Trotanoy is a deep, powerful, almost brooding effort that oozes notes of blackcurrants, graphite, spice box, and a liqueur of rocks-like... expand (97-100) Made from a 90/10 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Château Trotanoy is a deep, powerful, almost brooding effort that oozes notes of blackcurrants, graphite, spice box, and a liqueur of rocks-like minerality. Massively concentrated, full-bodied, and structured as all hell, it's not for those looking for instant gratification, but it’s a legendary Pomerol in the making. A decade of cellaring might not be enough. collapse
WS 100
Wine Spectator, January 2019
(97-100 points) Gorgeous, showing hefty structure throughout, carrying waves of tobacco- and charcoal-coated cassis, steeped plum and warm fig fruit. The dense finish is packed together now and seriously long. A very... expand (97-100 points) Gorgeous, showing hefty structure throughout, carrying waves of tobacco- and charcoal-coated cassis, steeped plum and warm fig fruit. The dense finish is packed together now and seriously long. A very complete wine that helps set the bar in this vintage. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.- JM collapse
JS 99
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(98-99) This is such a pinpointed and precise wine that shows a fantastic center palate of ripe and rich fruit with a combination of chocolate and cedar. Full-bodied, racy and focused. Lasts for minutes.
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(97 - 99)+ The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Trotanoy is made of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The first sniff and WOW, it gives an incredible perfume of red roses, candied violets, molten licorice and... expand (97 - 99)+ The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Trotanoy is made of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The first sniff and WOW, it gives an incredible perfume of red roses, candied violets, molten licorice and spice cake over a core of plum preserves, raspberry compote, dried mulberries, iron ore and camphor plus a waft of woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with exquisitely polished, beautifully poised red and black fruit layers with loads of mineral sparks, framed by super ripe, rounded tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing very long, culminating in a lingering ferrous note.-LPB collapse
VN 99
Vinous, November 2019
(VN 97-99 points) The 2018 Trotanoy has a "barnstorming" bouquet with intense blackberry, black truffle, warm gravel and bay leaf aromas that instantly seduced the senses. Quintessential Trotanoy. The palate is... expand (VN 97-99 points) The 2018 Trotanoy has a "barnstorming" bouquet with intense blackberry, black truffle, warm gravel and bay leaf aromas that instantly seduced the senses. Quintessential Trotanoy. The palate is medium-bodied and packed with black and red fruit laced with minerals. You can feel the energy and tension of this Trotanoy, the distinctive gravelly terroir shining through from start till the end. The finish is almost pixelated in definition, completing not just one of the best Pomerols of the vintage, but one of the vintage’s best wines. -- Neal Martin collapse
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, June 2019
( 98-100) This is powerful and beautiful, pulsating with black fruits, liquorice and confident tannins - it doesn't just walk the line, it owns the line. While it perhaps doesn’t quite have the pure and absolute... expand ( 98-100) This is powerful and beautiful, pulsating with black fruits, liquorice and confident tannins - it doesn't just walk the line, it owns the line. While it perhaps doesn’t quite have the pure and absolute majesty of 2010, it is another crazy good year for Trotanoy offering an unusually seductive charm along with the power. There’s no question that the vintage was handled with aplomb; there’s not the slightest trace of the warmth of the summer with the feeling that the wine ate it right up just taking what it needed. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-trotanoy-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2018-29523#blX1WlYJcrg6FRFM.99 collapse
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(95–97) Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine that is striated with big tannins from the Merlot. Dark and concentrated, its solid core of tannins contrasts with the bright acidity and the beautifully fresh black currant... expand (95–97) Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine that is striated with big tannins from the Merlot. Dark and concentrated, its solid core of tannins contrasts with the bright acidity and the beautifully fresh black currant flavor. It will age magnificently. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.