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Trotanoy 2006

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

Showing better than it did from barrel, the 2006 Trotanoy does have one consistent characteristic that seems to be pervasive no matter what the vintage's style and personality is - an earthy, big-boned, brawny, muscular style. This wine is deep, rich, full-bodied, with loads of meaty black cherry fruit intermixed with crushed rocks, truffle, and a hint of autumnal vegetation. The wine is broad, deep, and built for serious connoisseurs with cellars to wait it out. This wine needs 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep for at least two decades. It is an impressive Trotanoy, but not one for those unable to defer their gratification.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

Tasted at JP Moueix. A great Trotanoy. Superb definition and freshness on the nose with a floral touch: violets and a touch of hawthorn. The palate has great poise and intensity of fruit and is velvety smooth. Ripe black fruits, blood orange and dried apricots. Clams up towards the tannic finish: this will need many years of ageing, but it will be worth the wait. For true Pomerol lovers. Tasted April 2007.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2007

Berry, coffee and tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with well-intergrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. There's a solid core of fruit. Powerful and structured. Not the 2005, but close. Best after 2014

James Suckling, Wine Spectator, January 2008

Mid rather than deep crimson. Almost raw underripe notes on the nose. Then lovely opulence on the palate - very strange! Waxy almost oily smoothness - a real wine of two halves... Because the palate is so impressive I have to hope that the nose will resolve into merely fresh fruit. Very long and nuanced.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2007

Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose melds dark cherry, minerals, coffee, iron, smoked meat and menthol. Wonderfully concentrated and primary, with a silky texture and captivating inner-mouth perfume to the cherry and mineral flavors. An impeccably balanced wine with impressive vinosity and energy. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length. This really transcends the vintage.

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2009
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This tannic, rustic, earthy, muscular Pomerol possesses a dense ruby color as well as notions of herbs, roasted meats, black cherries, and minerals. It will require 5-7 years of bottle age, and should keep for 15-20. Interestingly, half of the Trotanoy vineyard (the gravelly soils) was picked before the rain and the other half (the clay soils) was picked after the rain.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

Shows beautiful sweet fruit. Full, velvety, long and layered, with lots of character, yet remains succulent and refreshing.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007
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