Château Trotanoy

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.414 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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
Greg Koslosky

Almost port like serious bottle.

Almost port like serious bottle.

Dec 24th, 2017
Morgan Twain-Peterson

Winemaker Bedrock Wine Co., Partner Under the Wire

9.4

From half bottle, 46 years from vintage, this wine is remarkably fresh, a total delight.

From half bottle, 46 years from vintage, this wine is remarkably fresh, a total delight.

Dec 19th, 2016
Ron Siegel

The Bordeaux flight where tonight the 70 Trotanoy was the winner. The 61 Mouton was not as fresh as other btls I have had.

The Bordeaux flight where tonight the 70 Trotanoy was the winner. The 61 Mouton was not as fresh as other btls I have had.

Dec 13th, 2017
Ron Siegel

Beautiful drinking vintage for Trotanoy.

Beautiful drinking vintage for Trotanoy.

Dec 13th, 2017
Zachys Auctions

In magnum

In magnum

Oct 15th, 2016
Jon Fine

beautiful proportion and maturity. yup.

beautiful proportion and maturity. yup.

Jan 15th, 2015
Alexis A

1970. Nice and evolved. Smooth. Merlot heavy.

1970. Nice and evolved. Smooth. Merlot heavy.

Apr 24th, 2015
Terry Seal

Terry had this 6 years ago

Terry had this 6 years ago

May 19th, 2014
Phillip Dunn

Phillip had this 7 years ago

Phillip had this 7 years ago

Jun 11th, 2013