Château Trotanoy 2016
This illustrious vineyard, whose name in Old French meant "too anoi" or "too boring" (when working the land), is located on one of the best exposed parts of the famous Pomerol plateau and was acquired in 1953 by the Jean-Pierre Moueix Establishments, which has been operating it ever since.
The mix of soils - half gravelly soil resting on clay and half deep black clay - on a bed of iron dross gives the wine both power and depth as well as great complexity.
Château Trotanoy is one of the most sought-after wines of the appellation and can be kept for several decades in great vintages.
Source: Maison Moueix Château Trotanoy
Dark, intense, purple and deep color. Nose very intense, fine, fruity, pure, ripe and complex. Smooth in the entry of mouth, then juicy in the development, very melting also, the wine evolves on a caressing texture, towards a final a little firm, but always with a wrapped tannicity. Tasty and slightly creamy persistence. I note that decanting makes it more velvety.
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- 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
- 2022 - 2055
Jean-Marc Quarin - Noté 95/100
James Suckling - Noté 98/100
Vinous / Neal Martin - Noté 96+/100
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - Noté 98/100
Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti - Noté 99/100
Decanter / Jane Anson - 100/100