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2005 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol
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About Chateau Trotanoy

Back in the late 18th century when Chateau Trotanoy was owned by the Giraud family, the estate went by a different name: Trop Ennuie. This literally translates to "too annoying," a reference to the stubborn soil. What is bad for agriculture, however, is often good for viticulture. The gravelly soil atop the Pomerol Plateau provides excellent drainage for the vines, improving grape concentration.

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2005 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol

Producer: Chateau Trotanoy
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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96(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2012

(a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.5 pH; IPT 75;13.9% alcohol):  Saturated ruby-red.  Pure, fresh aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, mocha and licorice, lifted by a whiff of violet.  Dense, sweet and stuffed with fruit, offering liqueur-like flavors of black cherry and mocha; remains very light on its feet thanks to wonderfully vibrant, harmonious acidity.  For such a strapping wine, this boasts very good energy and noteworthy precision.  Finishes long and ripely tannic, with repeating notes of milk chocolate and violet.  Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be "an absolutely classic Trotanoy."  I couldn't agree more:  it ought to prove to be one of the best 15 or 20 wines of a stellar vintage.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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