Château Trotanoy

About Château Trotanoy

Purchased by Jean-Pierre Moueix (owner of Château Pétrus) in 1953, Château Trotanoy has been considered one of the premier crus of Pomerol since the end of the eighteenth century. The soil of Château Trotanoy is a very dense mixture of clay and gravel which tends to solidify as it dries out after rain to an almost concrete-like hardness, hence the name “Trotanoy,” or, in other words, “too wearisome” to cultivate.

 

Viniculture

The Trotanoy vineyard slopes gently to the west. The soil at the highest point of exposure contains a good proportion of gravel, becoming progressively more dominated by clay as the elevation declines. Under this clay is a subsoil of red gravel and an impermeable layer of hard, iron-rich soil known as “crasse de fer.” This fascinating soil diversity brings power, depth and complexity to the wine.

 

Trotanoy is a naturally profound, complex, richly-concentrated wine with outstanding aging potential. The wine possesses a deep color and a dense, powerful nose, repeated on the palate with the addition of creamy, dark chocolate notes, and a singular concentration of flavor owed to its very old vines.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €915.30
2013

Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €915.30
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
Trotanoy 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,265.70
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,265.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €748.00
2013

Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €748.00
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,005.00
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,005.00
Trotanoy 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,040.00
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,040.00

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