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2008 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol (6 liter bottle)
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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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2008 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol (6 liter bottle)

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

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93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011

Full, deep red-ruby.  Brown spices, milk chocolate and minerals complicate intense dark berry, black fig and plum aromas.  Sweet, lush and broad on entry but with firm acidity giving the wine a light touch, then multilayered and opulent in the middle, with unctuous dark fruit, coffee and earth flavors.  Finishes ripely tannic, smooth and powerful.  This extremely impressive Trotanoy is quite accessible already but has the stuffing to age well and improve for another 20+ years.  Super wine. 

92 Points | Wine Spectator
96 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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