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2013 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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2013 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol

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

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87-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May 2014

Bright dark red.  Very perfumed nose of black cherry, minty blackcurrant, violet, sage and sandalwood; one of the most aromatic young Trotanoys I recall tasting in the last 20 years.  Sweet and luscious on entry, but then turns slightly austere with peppery blackcurrant and dark cherry elements.  The finish is long and clean but features rising, tough tannins that are especially noticeable since the fruit is less concentrated and dense than usual.  Usually one of Bordeaux's  biggest, brooding wines, this is the most politely-styled, easier to drink young Trotanoys of the last decade. 

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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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