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Chateau Trotanoy 2014

$240 1 Bottle (750ML) |
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    A Powerful Pomerol with a Gourmand Bouquet

    Chateau Trotanoy was once named "Trop Ennui," a nickname referring to the challenging nature of its Pomerol terroir. In 1953, the Moueix family purchased the estate, which has, since then, become one of the appellation's top references. The vineyard extends over 7.2 hectares (17.8 acres), planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vines (35 years old on average) stretch their roots deep into a combination of gravel and clay soils on the plateau of Pomerol. The vineyards are managed sustainably and the soil tilled in four different ways. Vine growth management is adapted to the unique climatic conditions of each vintage. In the winter, the vines are thoroughly pruned. Throughout the growing season, the team carries out crop-thinning, de-leafing, and cluster stripping with the aim to reduce vine yields and help the grapes reach full maturity in time for the harvest. The fruit is first manually sorted and later optically sorted at the winery. They are vinified in thermoregulated vats of concrete, with gentle maceration and extraction. The wines are aged in French oak barrels, of which 50% are new, for 16-18 months.

    The Chateau Trotanoy 2014 shows of a dark crimson color in the glass. After a few swirls, it reveals a gourmand bouquet full of potent black fruit, gravel and black truffly, along with earthy aromas and floral touches of lilac and honeysuckle. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied with chewy tannins wrapped around a gorgeous red fruit core. Hints of black pepper and spice reveal themselves on the finish, which seems almost endless. To drink 2024-2055.
    Parker : 97 / 100
    J. Suckling : 97 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
    BordeauxPomerol
    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    97

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    95

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pomerol

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Trotanoy

    Parker
    97

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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