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2010 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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2010 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol

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

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96 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

Good full red.  Great depth and complexity to the aromas of raspberry, strawberry, baked bread, tobacco and black olive.  Plush, sweet and remarkably mouthfilling, conveying a compelling creaminess of texture but also a magically light touch and outstanding finesse.  The thick flavors of red fruits, cocoa powder, meat and forest floor are perfectly supported by very smooth but serious tannins.  Finishes with great persistence.  A real essence of Pomerol:  one of the sexiest wines of my tastings this spring but it's hard to believe that this wine won't go through a sullen stage in the bottle.

98 Points | Wine Spectator
98 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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