Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol 2010

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Benefitting from an exceptional location and terroir, 'when Trotanoy hits the bull's eye, it can easily rival its stablemate Petrus.' Robert Parker Planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and owned by the firm of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the Trotanoy estate is situated on soil of clay and gravel, with old vines averaging 35 years. The wines are vinified and handled in exactly the same way as Petrus, except only 40% new oak barrels are used each year.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Chateau Trotanoy
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateThink of this wine as the 1998 on steroids! Showing better out of bottle than it did from barrel, this wine has put on considerable weight. It is full-bodied, masculine (as most vintages of Trotanoy tend to be), with loads of earthy, foresty notes intermixed with black and red fruits, a meaty, almost charcuterie note to it, an inky/purple color, some sweetness on the attack, but then the tannins kick in, making the wine seem at least a decade away from accessibility to most consumers. The texture is layered, the purity impressive, and the overall symmetry, balance and integration of all of the wine's building blocks are flawless. Forget it for 10 years and drink it over the following 35 years. Bravo!

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws98

Wine SpectatorDense and slightly chewy, this features girders of charcoal-coated grip running from start to finish, along with bay leaf, smoldering tobacco and warm tar. But don't be fooled-there's also loads of fruit, offering dark plum, blackberry and black currant notes, laced with hints of mulling spice and alder. Terrific old-school grip powers the finish, and should easily pull this through two decades in the cellar. The brick-house Pomerol of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2040.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastA complex wine, exhibiting smoky tannins, rich fruit, a dark texture and concentration. Produced by the Moueix winemaking team, it feels complete with its sense of style and elegance as well as weight. Give this powerful wine many years in the cellar.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013