Trotanoy 2005

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1 x 0.75L BI Stock DP £216.67 6 btls
12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £2,600.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

This blockbuster 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with sweet black cherries, cassis, earth and white chocolate in both aromas and flavors. A strong, mineral-dominated, powerful wine (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc), it is extremely backward, super-concentrated, and tasting more like blood of Merlot than any other Pomerol. Dense purple, super-rich, and stunning, this wine has at least a 20- to 30-year upside to it. An absolutely spectacular effort from this great terroir, it can be drunk now, but patience will be rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)

Neal Martin

The Château Trotanoy 2005 has a tough job following the La Conseillante ’05 – this is far more broody and taciturn (as usual) with blackberry, black truffle, a touch of boot polish and lavender. But those aromas are being kept on a very tight leash. The palate is medium-bodied and deceptively complex with beautifully judged acidity, hints of cured meat infusing the red berry fruit, fanning out gently with hints of Provençal herbs and dried blood. This is an understated Trotanoy, perhaps one that might be shouted over by the more “vociferous” Right Bank wine – but it is one of the most nuanced Pomerol ‘05s.

–, Feb 2015

Michael Schuster

Dark, brick-edged ruby; ripe and sweet, intense and fine to smell; full, concentrated, fresh, and firmly yet finely tannic, a lovely balance; sweet fruited, long and fleshy, gently spicy, complex and with a most toothsome vitality, and a fine, subtly spiced, very persistent aftertaste. A most seductive combination of ripeness, freshness and concentration. Grand Trotanoy. 2022-40+