- Château Trotanoy
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2024 - 2045
- Case size
- Available Now
Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
A massively endowed wine, the 2014 Trotanoy hits the palate with serious depth and intensity. Dark cherry, plum, smoke and new leather are some of the many shades of nuances that flesh out in the glass. The overall feeling is one of breadth, power and resonance, all signatures of this site. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2014 Trotanoy is likely to require at least 10-15 years to start showing and will last well beyond that. Today, though, I find the style a bit monolithic, especially within the context of the other wines in the Mouiex stable.
James Suckling, March 2015,
This is extremely long and concentrated with incredible depth of fruit and structure. Long and chewy. Shows excellent potential.
Decanter, April 2015,
JP Moueix's leading light. Expressive red fruit nose - cherry and raspberry notes. More beguiling than usual at this stage. Juicy fruit on the palate. Long, firm and constructed. Fine but firm tannins. Poised. Drink: 2022-2035
Matthew Jukes, May 2015,
This is a terrific, lithe, sinewy Trotanoy with lovely length and also some green flashes which give it a racy feel. The density of flavour is enormous considering the actual lightness of this wine. Very long and dry, with a mouth-watering finish and rose petal and raspberry memory this is a total and utter temptress.
Jancis Robinson, April 2015,
Dark crimson. Lighter nose than some vintages. Very fruity with a rich undertow that almost disguises the tannins. Definitely a lighter wine than usual. Sinewy and sort of aggressively Moueix style! It may take on flesh and may just be a dark horse. The spread on the finish is very impressive. A bit green and sinewy. Drink 2024-2040
Tim Atkin, May 2015,
Often the biggest and richest of the J-P Moueix Pomerols, this has plenty of structure and fruit weight, complemented by toasty oak, but it still has underlying grace and style with succulent plum and black cherry fruit, a greenish hint and very fine tannins. Drink: 2025-35
Wine Spectator, April 2015,
Reserved today, with red currant, raspberry and blackberry fruit that is pure and racy, buttressed by charcoal and bramble notes. The finish picks up steam, with ganache, tobacco and smoldering iron accents and a great sanguine echo.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.