Chateau Trotanoy 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
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!
98 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Trotanoy is one of the top names of the Pomerol appellation and is has been made by the Jean-Pierre Moueix company since the 1950's. The 7.2 hectare vineyard is planted with 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. Very limited quantities available.
The 2017 doesn't take my breath away as the 2016 did - with the 2015 a very, very close companion - but this has incredible persistency, and those cassis and bilberry fruits are drip-fed carefully and confidently. Subtle and very effective charred coffee beans play in through the mid-palate and onto the finish. This is a hugely serious wine, not giving much away at the moment, but you just know it's going to reward patience and cellaring. There was no frost to contend with here.
Drinking Window 2027 - 2040
94 Points Decanter