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    671
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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Medium deep colour. Fresh blackberry pastille praline aromas . Well concentrated blackberry, elderberry fruits, fine vigorous touch sappy textures and savoury oak. Quite sinewy at the finish. Muscular and fleshy with persistent acid line. Very elemental and unevolved. Tasted at JP Moueix. 92 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with wonderful fragrance, juicy plums, crushes blackberries, black cherries, delicate toasting aroma, gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate excellent structure and length, fine and ripe tannins, a Trotanoy with a promising potential, a truly great wine. 98

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Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, spices, anise, some chocolate, deeper nose, layered, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries and spices, nuanced, detailed, refreshing, concentrated, long. 96-98

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pomerol, Pomerol

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Trotanoy 2016  ( Château Trotanoy )

Medium deep colour. Fresh blackberry pastille praline aromas . Well concentrated blackberry, elderberry fruits, fine vigorous touch sappy textures and savoury oak. Quite sinewy at the finish. Muscular and fleshy with persistent acid line. Very elemental and unevolved. Tasted at JP Moueix. 92 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Trotanoy 2016  ( Château Trotanoy )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with wonderful fragrance, juicy plums, crushes blackberries, black cherries, delicate toasting aroma, gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate excellent structure and length, fine and ripe tannins, a Trotanoy with a promising potential, a truly great wine. 98

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Trotanoy 2016  ( Château Trotanoy )

Ruby. Blackberries, fruity, spices, anise, some chocolate, deeper nose, layered, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries and spices, nuanced, detailed, refreshing, concentrated, long. 96-98

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