2004 Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Bordeaux

2004 Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Bordeaux

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2004 Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, Bordeaux

Description

A subtle, pretty wine in keeping with the (cool) 2004 vintage. Cabernet Franc represents just 10 percent of the blend (the rest is Merlot) but makes its presence felt by way of red berry aromas, which dovetail with tertiary notes of tobacco and prune. The finish is long and ethereal.
Will Heslop, Buyer. Berry Bros. & Rudd
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The Wine Advocate89/100
The Wine Advocate89/100
While muscular, hard tannins are cause for concern, the structured, broodingly backward 2004 Trotanoy possesses plenty of meaty black cherry, forest floor, and damp earth characteristics. If everything comes together, it may merit an outstanding score, but at present, the sharpness/astringency of the tannin is troubling. Patience will definitely be required.. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 29/06/2007 Read more

About this WINE

Chateau Trotanoy

Chateau Trotanoy

Château Trotanoy is a leading Pomerol estate that has been owned by Jean-Pierre Mouiex since 1953. Trotanoy's 8 hectares of vineyards are located on a high plateau about one kilometre west of Château Pétrus between the village church and the village of Catusseau. The vineyards are rich in clay and gravel and are planted with Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).

Trotanoy's grapes are hand-harvested and then fermented in small temperature-controlled concrete vats. The wine is then matured in oak barriques (60-90% new) for 18-20 months. It is bottled unfiltered.

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Pomerol

Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux's major appellations, with about 150 producers and approximately 740 hectares of vineyards. It is home to many bijou domaines, many of which produce little more than 1,000 cases per annum.

Both the topography and architecture of the region is unremarkable, but the style of the wines is most individual. The finest vineyards are planted on a seam of rich clay which extends across the gently-elevated plateau of Pomerol, which runs from the north-eastern boundary of St Emilion. On the sides of the plateau, the soil becomes sandier and the wines lighter.

For a long time Pomerol was regarded as the poor relation of St Emilion, but the efforts of Jean-Pierre Moueix in the mid-20th century brought the wine to the attention of more export markets, where its fleshy, intense and muscular style found a willing audience, in turn leading to surge in prices led by the demand for such limited quantities.

There is one satellite region to the immediate north, Lalande-de-Pomerol whose wines are stylistically very similar, if sometimes lacking the finesse of its neighbour. There has never been a classification of Pomerol wines.

Recommended Châteaux : Ch. Pétrus, Vieux Ch. Certan, Le Pin, Ch. L’Eglise-Clinet, Ch. La Conseillante, Ch. L’Evangile, Ch. Lafleur, Trotanoy, Ch. Nenin, Ch. Beauregard, Ch. Feytit-Clinet, Le Gay.

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