Trotanoy produces incredible wines with an extraordinarily rare balance between obvious power, richness, concentration and finesse. Whilst often monolithic and almost impenetrable in youth, age offers opulence and broad, generous flavours, always with a freshness and balance which lift the power and make Trotanoy one of the greatest of all wines.
"Canny observers have noted the almost inexorable rise of this great estate to the highest level in Pomerol. Partly because of its affinity with Pétrus, through a shared soil structure of pure clay that runs through a significant part of the vineyard (and from which its name “Trop Ennuie” or “too much hard work” derives) and partly because of an extensive replanting programme at the beginning of the 1980s it has now achieved a perfect level of maturity and quality. Deepest ruby in colour and quite opaque, this is a sleeping giant on the nose, broodingly rich, and spicy with an old vine perfume. The palate is measured and profound with darkly rich, layered, supple silken fruits, producing not only a sonorous, powerful structure but a pure, fresh “attack” to the finish which again is in perfect balance; a hallmark of the best qualities of what is unquestionably a Pomerol vintage. Great wine.
Drink now / lay down 2018 - 2025
Today's Bordeaux' wines retain a certain stoical classicism, whilst meeting more modern expectations of accessibility.