2020 Chateau Trotanoy Pre-Arrival Offer
Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Trotanoy needs considerable coaxing and swirling before it erupts from the glass with powerful notes of prunes, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and hoisin, plus nuances of candied violets, star anise and clove oil, with a touch of smoked meats. The big, concentrated, full-bodied palate explodes with decadent black fruit preserves and exotic spices, supported by wonderfully velvety tannins and bags of freshness, finishing with epic length and, finally, lots of earth and mineral layers. A truly impressive titan of a Pomerol, this is going to need a good 6-8 years in bottle, then should go on wowing for 40 years or more.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)
The 2020 Trotanoy blew me away when I tasted the sample over several hours in the UK. Was it a potential perfect wine? The mere presence of doubt meant that I did not feel mandated to award a perfect score, by a cat’s whisker. Re-examining the Trotanoy at the offices of J-P Moueix, I feel this gives me the mandate to up my potential score. It is simply an astonishing Pomerol that takes all your senses by their lapels and demands attention. There is a beguiling symmetry that no other 2020 possesses, a precision that astounds. Let’s see what this boy can do in bottle then.
Neal Martin - Vinous
A very concentrated Trot with density and depth, the tannins spreading across the palate. Full and very intense. It goes on for minutes. Great depth. Another soulful wine from the Moueix family.
A big bruiser of a Pomerol, the 2020 Château Trotanoy isn't for those looking for instant gratification and is going to require patience, yet it has perfection written all over it. Massive smoked black cherries, gravelly earth, tobacco, and spice-driven notes all emerge from this full-bodied, powerful Pomerol that has an incredible sense of minerality, building, mouthcoating tannins, notable freshness, and a great finish. Starting out closed, tight, and backward, it opens up with air and has incredible purity, one monster of a mid-palate, serious tannins, and a great finish. Hold on to your hats, this is a legendary Pomerol, and my money is on it being the wine of the vintage!
Inky garnet in color, the wine is pure hedonism at its best. The attention seeking nose, with its violets, spice, truffle, black and blue fruit, licorice and cocoa is off the hook. And it only gets better from there. Incredibly sensuous and silky, the fruit is drenched in velvet, infused with dark chocolate and is effortless to drink. With a seamless finish that exceeds 60 seconds, this is what great wine is all about. A serious contender for wine of the vintage, fans of Pomerol and Trotanoy should buy this as soon as its offered. It is that good.
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
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