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    15
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Pancetta-Wrapped Roasted Turkey

The Story

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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Chateau Trotanoy 1982 A famous wine and very bitter sweet. One of the top rated 1982's Pomerols, indeed Bordeaux. A classic vintage and the one that Parker made his name in going hard early, while others were less convinced. Some of the cellar copped a dunking in the Brizzy floods but it could have been much worse (the good stuff is all off-site in professional, if occasionally damp, storage). From a box of these, a couple looked in need of drinking sooner than the others. One is planned for lunch tomorrow and then as I stood them for sediment, one had a cork slide gently in. What was truly extraordinary was that the capsule was so tight that it formed a perfect seal – which is encouraging for the rest. So there was only one choice. That bottle had to be sacrificed this evening while we prepared the Aussie Day selections. And when I say we, I mean me. Now, no use pretending that it is perfect. It is not, but I suspect that it is nothing to do with the floods, simply after three decades, some bottles are much better than others. Not perfect but still pretty darn good. Colour amazing, still deep and dark. And a seriously complex nose, dry hay, dry herbs, chocolate, Asian spices, coffee grinds, cigar box and more. Undoubtedly mature. Excellent length. The only drawback is that it is a smidge stretched on the finish. It is trying hard but on the precipice. This would would have fallen apart in fairly short time, one suspects. Hard to score because some good and bad. And probably a little unique? I look forward to trying a few more for a more complete picture.
Dark, ruby red colour. Pronounced red fruit nose with violets. Medium-bodied palate is concentrated with vivid acidity and refined silky texture. Flavours shos ripe and even some jammy black fruit and black olives. Long and harmonious aftertaste.
  • 91p
Rich in hue, flower, truffle, chocolate and a myriad of plum scents introduce the wine. Concentrated with layers of sensuous, fresh, pure, spicy plum and cherry flavors, there is a beautiful, refined, opulent and velvety textural quality to this elegant, sexy Pomerol. 93-95 Pts
  • 94p

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Origin

pomerol, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Trotanoy 2011  ( Château Trotanoy )

"Chateau Trotanoy 1982
A famous wine and very bitter sweet. One of the top rated 1982's Pomerols, indeed Bordeaux. A classic vintage and the one that Parker made his name in going hard early, while others were less convinced.
Some of the cellar copped a dunking in the Brizzy floods but it could have been much worse (the good stuff is all off-site in professional, if occasionally damp, storage). From a box of these, a couple looked in need of drinking sooner than the others. One is planned for lunch tomorrow and then as I stood them for sediment, one had a cork slide gently in. What was truly extraordinary was that the capsule was so tight that it formed a perfect seal – which is encouraging for the rest. So there was only one choice. That bottle had to be sacrificed this evening while we prepared the Aussie Day selections. And when I say we, I mean me.
Now, no use pretending that it is perfect. It is not, but I suspect that it is nothing to do with the floods, simply after three decades, some bottles are much better than others. Not perfect but still pretty darn good. Colour amazing, still deep and dark. And a seriously complex nose, dry hay, dry herbs, chocolate, Asian spices, coffee grinds, cigar box and more. Undoubtedly mature. Excellent length. The only drawback is that it is a smidge stretched on the finish. It is trying hard but on the precipice. This would would have fallen apart in fairly short time, one suspects.
Hard to score because some good and bad. And probably a little unique? I look forward to trying a few more for a more complete picture.
"

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94p
 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Trotanoy 2011  ( Château Trotanoy )

"Rich in hue, flower, truffle, chocolate and a myriad of plum scents introduce the wine. Concentrated with layers of sensuous, fresh, pure, spicy plum and cherry flavors, there is a beautiful, refined, opulent and velvety textural quality to this elegant, sexy Pomerol. 93-95 Pts"

4y 9m ago

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