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    338
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    2
  • 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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Ruby. Scented, denser, blueberries, spices, fruity, anise, some spices, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, blackberries, anise, spices, juicy, layered, denser, playful, lovely fruit and liveliness, long. 95-97

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A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy! 96-98p

Dark purple red with violet hue. Expressive nose with great aromatic depth, dark and red berries, hints of elegant roasting aroma and gingerbread spices. On the palate complex flavour with ripe berry fruit, discreet roasting flavour and hints of minerality. Fine acidity and ripe tannins, a great wine with excellent length. 97

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pomerol, Pomerol

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