Trotanoy 2011

Trotanoy 2011

Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux

Blend: 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc



Chateau Trotanoy 2011 is an elegant and refined Pomerol wine that showcases the finesse of the vintage. With a deep ruby color, it entices the eye and promises depth. The nose reveals a delicate bouquet of red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, complemented by subtle floral notes and hints of earthy undertones. On the palate, this wine exhibits a medium to full body, with silky tannins that provide a smooth and velvety texture. Flavors of ripe plums, blackcurrants, and wild berries intertwine with touches of spices and a gentle touch of oak. The wine's balance is showcased through a harmonious interplay of fruit, acidity, and tannins. As the journey reaches its conclusion, the finish is lingering and graceful, leaving a final impression of juicy fruits and a subtle hint of minerality. Chateau Trotanoy 2011 is a wine of poise and charm, showcasing the essence of its terroir with finesse and subtlety.

Robert Parker - 95 Points

"The brilliant 2011 Troplong Mondot is one of the superstars of the vintage. The final blend was 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, and the wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Its opaque blue/purple, nearly black color is followed by aromas of blueberry liqueur interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, camphor and forest floor. Among the most complete wines of the vintage, with no hollowness, astringency or herbaceousness, this is a tour de force in a challenging vintage. Some tannins are noticeable, but this 2011 is already approachable and should provide delicious, complex drinking over the next two decades. Bravo! It was with great sadness and grief that I learned of proprietor Christine Valette’s passing on March 29, 2014 at entirely too young an age."

Antonio Galloni - 91+ Points

"Saturated medium ruby. Very deep aromas of cassis and bitter chocolate are complicated by sweet spices and peppery underbrush. Big and broad in the mouth but showing a slightly cool personality, offering mineral and floral flavors that are energetic and pure. A bit youthfully austere today, with firm acidity and gripping tannins not yet completely integrated, but the power and depth of fruit are obvious even at this early stage. Forget about this one in the cellar for at least ten years. Trotanoy offers a noteworthy step up in concentration from all the other Moueix offerings in 2011 with the exception of Petrus."