Wine Spectator: Packed from the get-go, with tightly coiled dark fig, blackberry and black currant paste notes, while singed alder and juniper accents form the frame. Roasted tobacco and dark earth elements takes over on the brick house finish. A very strong showing. 96 - 99 Points
Wine Advocate: The 2015 Trotanoy is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. It has a fragrant bouquet, unusually understated and introverted for Trotanoy, with tightly wound, gravel-scented black fruit, touches of dried orange peel and truffle in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannin. Again, this feels compact, dense, a coiled spring perhaps, but there is plenty of energy here. Perhaps in the long-term, the Hosanna and the La Fleur Petrus might be the picks from JP Moueix in this great Pomerol vintage, but Trotanoy always springs a surprise once in bottle. Trotanoy - an enigma eternal, but we would not want it any other way.
Trotanoy castle belongs since 1953 to Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix,. His vineyard, composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, has 7.2 hectares on the plateau of Pomerol. The soil is particularly qualitative, consisting of serious and deep black clay on a bed of iron oxide.