Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol 2012 Bottle

$299.00
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SKU 03317

750ml Bottle

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Planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the Trotanoy estate has vines averaging 35 years with just under 18 acres of vines. Since 1953, Trotanoy has been owned by the firm of Jean-Pierre Moueix, and is located one kilometer to the west of Chateau Petrus between the church of Pomerol and the village of Catusseau. Its prized soils of clay and gravel often produce wines of Second Growth quality, and in its history these soils have even made profound First Growth quality wines. Today, the wine is vinified and handled in exactly the same way as Petrus, except only 40% new oak barrels are used each year, so in that respect, Trotanoy is a relative bargain.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Chateau Trotanoy
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorThis combines serious fruit and grip with a torrent of blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit notes, liberally laced with smoldering charcoal and tobacco accents. The long, loamy edge drives the finish, along with hints of bay and warm stones, while the fruit pours through. A very serious effort for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2032. 1,341 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateA spectacular Pomerol that is dense ruby/purple with notes of beef blood, crème de cassis, black cherry liqueur, licorice, iron, and perhaps a touch of truffle. Full-bodied, opulent and clearly a blockbuster of 2012, this profound wine offers serious competition for Petrus and several other limited-production, high-quality Pomerols. This is a stunner from the Moueix firm and should age well for 20-25 years. The final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with only 2,000 cases produced.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastDense and complex, this powerful wine has impressive tannins and a solid structure. It does hold plenty of fruit, although at this stage you need to search for it. The character now is dark, dense and remote. It needs many years to bring out the rich black fruits and fresher acidity. Drink from 2024.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2015