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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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The second bottle of this in two days (just started to work through a case that enjoyed a brief dip in the Brizzy floods). This was the second least, good looking bottle in the case – does that make sense (as in the remaining ten appear in better condition)? It certainly exceeded the first, was in far better condition than it. Not surprisingly, mature certainly, and again it may have been, sorry would have been, better a few years ago but still a lovely, complex wine. Good acidity. Plush tannins. Augurs well for the rest of the case. One can only go with what is in the glass. With luck, the notes should edge up each time we get to a bottle. 92
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This is a wine that in any other flight would have been a towering experience. It is nevertheless a joy, the bouquet soars with black truffles, spices, raspberry and cherry, earth, game and some appealing smokiness. It is mellowing beautifully, with white pepper and dark fruit at the opening, plums and violets at the mid palate along with seductively smooth tannins, and its secondary dimensions are just starting to be expressed. This likely can use another 5-10 years of evolution to fully come into its own. It has on the finish, a beguiling firmness, restrained sweetness, dark plums and some chestnuts -- all of the elements synchronize and then reverberate with memorable charm. 95 Points+
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 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Trotanoy 1982  ( Château Trotanoy )

"This is a wine that in any other flight would have been a towering experience. It is nevertheless a joy, the bouquet soars with black truffles, spices, raspberry and cherry, earth, game and some appealing smokiness. It is mellowing beautifully, with white pepper and dark fruit at the opening, plums and violets at the mid palate along with seductively smooth tannins, and its secondary dimensions are just starting to be expressed. This likely can use another 5-10 years of evolution to fully come into its own. It has on the finish, a beguiling firmness, restrained sweetness, dark plums and some chestnuts -- all of the elements synchronize and then reverberate with memorable charm. 95 Points+ "

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Trotanoy 1982  ( Château Trotanoy )

"The second bottle of this in two days (just started to work through a case that enjoyed a brief dip in the Brizzy floods). This was the second least, good looking bottle in the case – does that make sense (as in the remaining ten appear in better condition)?
It certainly exceeded the first, was in far better condition than it. Not surprisingly, mature certainly, and again it may have been, sorry would have been, better a few years ago but still a lovely, complex wine. Good acidity. Plush tannins. Augurs well for the rest of the case.
One can only go with what is in the glass. With luck, the notes should edge up each time we get to a bottle.
92
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