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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.
87-90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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.