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    from 2020

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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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Tasted in October 2018.  Fat wine with thick texture, gobs of fruit and tannin, clear scent of terroir (crasse de fer - iron dirt), outstanding balance, richness and great length. Great, great vintage for the property. 

  • 97p
Concentrated dark berries, plum and liquorice with hint of sweetness. Very intense, powerful and big wine with plenty of tannin. It was a big contrast to taste after La Fleur-Petrus in totally two styles. I personally prefer La Fleur-Petrus than Trotanoy. 92-93
  • 93p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Initially quite closed, opens up well displaying fine toasting aroma, hints of oak, brioche, vanilla and gingerbread. On the palate well structured with elegant and ripe tannins, sweet fruit and distinct spicy aftertaste. A great wine with complexity and length.
  • 97p
Medium deep colour. Blackberry pastille, graphite aromas with savoury oak complexity.  Sweet plum, inky blackberry flavours with liquorice notes, fine plentiful chalky slightly sappy tannins and marked acidity. Juicy firm wine with density and length. Elemental and vigorous. 95 points 
  • 95p
Ruby. Dark fruits, red berries, floral, some anise notes, detailed, nuanced, quite seductive, ripe, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, some spices, delicate freshness even if fairly full bodied, nuanced, layered and long. 96-98
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Origin

pomerol, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Average

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