2016 - Ch Trotte Vieille 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Trotte Vieille
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2025 - 2033
Case size
6x75cl
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2016 CH TROTTE VIEILLE 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Trotte Vieille
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2025 - 2033
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £436.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 93-95

    The continued investment by the Castéja family over a number of years is really beginning to reap rewards. Full of damson and sloe fruits, this wine is totally at ease with itself; nothing is forced, just the perfect balance between fruit, alcohol, tannins and acidity. Classically St Emilion. Lovely. DR

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 94

    The 2016 Trotte Vieille has a fresh bouquet, lively and generous with tensile black fruit laced with cedar and graphite, the Cabernet Franc quite expressive. The medium-bodied palate is focused and full of energy, offering supple tannin and coalescing nicely toward the sweet, almost sorbet-fresh finish. Superb. 2022 - 2045

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2016 Trottevieille is a blend of 45% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 53% Cabernet Franc picked on 6 October for the Merlot and 18 October for the Cabernets, one of the latest in recent years. The yield was 37 hectoliters per hectare, and it is matured entirely in new oak. The bouquet is quite intense, although personally I would have employed less new oak. However, it does open up nicely in the glass and imparts nuances such as orange blossom and incense aromas with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, and here I feel the oak is simpatico with the fruit. It has a lovely grainy texture, great depth and maintains precision all the way through to the finish. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015 Trottevieille although it will require several years in bottle to subsume the oak. Drink Date 2025 - 2050

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 16.5

    Dark crimson. Quite appetising on the nose. Well judged. Not dramatic and verging on stringy but at least it's not OTT. If it could just move to being very slightly riper phenolically it would be a lovely wine. Drying finish. Drink 2024-2038

  • TA

    Tim Atkin, May 2017,
    Score: 96

    A wine that carries its 100% new oak lightly, especially at this young age, this is a serious, concentrated St Emilion that’s built for the longer haul, but already shows the poise, texture and filigree tannins that define the Trottevieille style. 2024-32

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Producer

Château Trotte Vieille

Like certain domaines in Burgundy, Trotte Vieille is a one parcelled vineyard enclosed by stone walls. But that is where the similarities stop. Planted with 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, its pure limestone soil produces one of the most terroir-driven wines in the region.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.