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Château Trotanoy, a famous growth whose soil was too hard to work (« trop anoi » in medieval French) is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region on one of the most beautiful parts of Pomerol. As all wine produced in this appellation, Château Trotanoy is unclassified, but the estate is estimated among the great growths of the region. It was purchased in 1953 by the Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix. Château Trotanoy’s vineyard was one of the few not to be frozen in 1956 and counts today very old vines, the average being close to 40 years. The same viticultural and technical approach as on other Moueix estates is applied here: severe pruning, crop thinning and de-leafing.

In the 18th century when owned by the pioneering Giraud family, the estate enjoyed a good reputation under the name Trop Ennuie. In the early 19th century Jean-Jacques Moueix, nephew of Jean-Pierre Moueix, gave the estate its present name.
As Château Pétrus, Trotanoy is in the portfolio of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, and its wine said to be made in a similar style to Pétrus.


Soil: deep clay and gravel soil

Production area: 7,2 ha

Grape varieties: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%

Average age of vines: 45 years

Ageing: in 40% new oak barrels for about 18 months
 

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Vintage 1975

Château Trotanoy

Château Trotanoy, a famous growth whose soil was too hard to work (« trop anoi » in medieval French) is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region on one of the most beautiful parts of Pomerol. As all wine produced in this appellation, Château Trotanoy is unclassified, but the estate is estimated among the great growths of the region. It was purchased in 1953 by the Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix.

Château Trotanoy’s vineyard was one of the few not to be frozen in 1956 and counts today very old vines, the average being close to 40 years. The same viticultural and technical approach as on other Moueix estates is applied here: severe pruning, crop thinning and de-leafing.

In the 18th century when owned by the pioneering Giraud family, the estate enjoyed a good reputation under the name Trop Ennuie. In the early 19th century Jean-Jacques Moueix, nephew of Jean-Pierre Moueix, gave the estate its present name.
As Château Pétrus, Trotanoy is in the portfolio of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, and its wine said to be made in a similar style to Pétrus.


Soil: deep clay and gravel soil

Production area: 7,2 ha

Grape varieties: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%

Average age of vines: 40 years

Harvest method:

Winemaking: The must is vinified in small concrete vats

Ageing: in 40% new oak barrels for about 18 months

Tel. + 33 5 5751 7896
info@jpmoueix.com
www.moueix.com

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Full and Ruby red

ending

Long

flavors

Blackcurrant, Licorice, Plum, Nutty, Chocolate and Blackberry

nose

Intense and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Complex, Balanced, Medium-bodied, Round, Rich, Ripe and Sweet

Verdict

Exotic and Well-rounded

Written Notes

Intense ruby red colour. Very rich and intense nose with ripe black currants, dark chocolate, and cigar box aromas. Medium-bodied wine with moderately high acidity with firm slightly green tannins. Sweet dark fruits, walnuts and licorice flavours in mid palate. The finish is long but little coarse lacking elegance and some fruit to be in great balance. Nevertheless big wine with rich and rustic style. Drinking well now, not improving but will keep another 5-10 years still.
  • 92p
Chateau Trotanoy 1975 (in Magnum) This substituted for the corked Petrus ’64, and it is a remarkable wine. It was opened later, and so kept blossoming, and hitting new peaks every 20 minutes or so, with so much life ahead of it. It neither upstaged the more venerable Latour, but it wasn’t outclassed either, which is impressive. It has an almost regal bouquet of mulberries, summer truffles, earthiness, violets and some smoky spiciness that leaves you beaming. As it opens, you get coffee, black fruit, spices, and at the mid palate you can almost “taste” the mouth perfume of those violets. The intense mineral backbone is a delightful staging post for the wonderful amalgam of intensity coupled with elegance that allows the wine to showcase power along with refinement, to show off its aristocratically charming tannins, all of this lapping on the palate on the fairly profound, beautifully focused finish. 95 Points+
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Origin

pomerol, Pomerol

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Trotanoy 1975  ( Château Trotanoy )

"Intense ruby red colour. Very rich and intense nose with ripe black currants, dark chocolate, and cigar box aromas. Medium-bodied wine with moderately high acidity with firm slightly green tannins. Sweet dark fruits, walnuts and licorice flavours in mid palate. The finish is long but little coarse lacking elegance and some fruit to be in great balance. Nevertheless big wine with rich and rustic style. Drinking well now, not improving but will keep another 5-10 years still."

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 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Trotanoy 1975  ( Château Trotanoy )

"Chateau Trotanoy 1975 (in Magnum)
This substituted for the corked Petrus ’64, and it is a remarkable wine. It was opened later, and so kept blossoming, and hitting new peaks every 20 minutes or so, with so much life ahead of it. It neither upstaged the more venerable Latour, but it wasn’t outclassed either, which is impressive. It has an almost regal bouquet of mulberries, summer truffles, earthiness, violets and some smoky spiciness that leaves you beaming. As it opens, you get coffee, black fruit, spices, and at the mid palate you can almost “taste” the mouth perfume of those violets. The intense mineral backbone is a delightful staging post for the wonderful amalgam of intensity coupled with elegance that allows the wine to showcase power along with refinement, to show off its aristocratically charming tannins, all of this lapping on the palate on the fairly profound, beautifully focused finish. 95 Points+
"

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Trotanoy 1975  ( Château Trotanoy )

"vahva, aromaattinen, vahva, tummanpuhuva, terveienn, "

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