Château Trotanoy

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3625 ratings
9.2148 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

First 2000 I really like, black fruit, lead pencil, very delineated, has another 20 years to go.

First 2000 I really like, black fruit, lead pencil, very delineated, has another 20 years to go.

Dec 31st, 2020
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9.4

The 1970 Trotanoy is a wine that I have encountered several times and – caveat emptor – it is variable and prone to TCA issues. This bottle initially sports a metallic note on the nose, although it dissipates to reveal engaging scents of dark berry fruit, undergrowth and the hint of traditional Japanese green tea that I have noted before. Perhaps it does not quite deliver the precision of the best bottles I have come across. The palate is structured and tannic – a “serious” Trotanoy that is determined to impress despite a touch of rusticity. This is a broad-shouldered, rather stocky Trotanoy with impressive depth and just a hint of black olive on the long finish. It will not improve with cellaring but it remains a great Pomerol that has tasted so well for almost half a century. Tasted at Fook Lam Moon in Hong Kong. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 1970 Trotanoy is a wine that I have encountered several times and – caveat emptor – it is variable and prone to TCA issues. This bottle initially sports a metallic note on the nose, although it dissipates to reveal engaging scents of dark berry fruit, undergrowth and the hint of traditional Japanese green tea that I have noted before. Perhaps it does not quite deliver the precision of the best bottles I have come across. The palate is structured and tannic – a “serious” Trotanoy that is determined to impress despite a touch of rusticity. This is a broad-shouldered, rather stocky Trotanoy with impressive depth and just a hint of black olive on the long finish. It will not improve with cellaring but it remains a great Pomerol that has tasted so well for almost half a century. Tasted at Fook Lam Moon in Hong Kong. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 5th, 2019
Conrad Green

This is really classy and polished. Graphite and clear blue fruit. A plum undertow and gorgeous expansive finish. Wonderful

This is really classy and polished. Graphite and clear blue fruit. A plum undertow and gorgeous expansive finish. Wonderful

Jan 6th, 2019
Cody Short

A small step behind the 82 Margaux but another magical wine. This was shockingly fresh and obviously a well stored bottle from the gentleman I acquired it from. Not quite to the level of the 82 Trotanoy but a wine I will never forget. Not often we get to experience treasures like this and blessed to have had the opportunity

A small step behind the 82 Margaux but another magical wine. This was shockingly fresh and obviously a well stored bottle from the gentleman I acquired it from. Not quite to the level of the 82 Trotanoy but a wine I will never forget. Not often we get to experience treasures like this and blessed to have had the opportunity

Oct 24th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Age ain’t nothing but a number!

Age ain’t nothing but a number!

Jul 4th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

At a perfect spot balance elegance complexity balance and length wow!

At a perfect spot balance elegance complexity balance and length wow!

Jun 9th, 2018
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9.4

The 2008 Trotanoy is a ferociously backward Pomerol that did not engage at Farr’s horizontal. Another bottle served over lunch that had undergone a long decanting was far more representative. It has a gorgeous bouquet with raspberry and menthol, a little dark chocolate and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with ample freshness and vigor although it clearly demands a long aeration to really click into fifth gear. This is a multi-dimensional Trotanoy that probably needs another couple of years in bottle. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 2008 Trotanoy is a ferociously backward Pomerol that did not engage at Farr’s horizontal. Another bottle served over lunch that had undergone a long decanting was far more representative. It has a gorgeous bouquet with raspberry and menthol, a little dark chocolate and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with ample freshness and vigor although it clearly demands a long aeration to really click into fifth gear. This is a multi-dimensional Trotanoy that probably needs another couple of years in bottle. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Cody Short

From magnum. Had this from 750 a few years ago and wasn’t impressed. This is my second time in the last 6 months to have this from magnum and I’ve been blown away both times. Drinking perfectly and just a sexy Pomerol

From magnum. Had this from 750 a few years ago and wasn’t impressed. This is my second time in the last 6 months to have this from magnum and I’ve been blown away both times. Drinking perfectly and just a sexy Pomerol

Apr 7th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Mature with lovely red currant, cherry, graphite , chocolate, wet animal fur , olive . Ripe but balanced with some dusty tannins that linger on the finish.

Mature with lovely red currant, cherry, graphite , chocolate, wet animal fur , olive . Ripe but balanced with some dusty tannins that linger on the finish.

Feb 10th, 2018
DAD Wine Lover

Happy New Yesr to my Delctable friends! 🍾🍾🍾

Happy New Yesr to my Delctable friends! 🍾🍾🍾

Jan 1st, 2018