Trotanoy, a sought after Pomerol wine, was purchased in 1953 by the Moueix family. With a style similar to the Petrus due to its diverse soil, the wine shows enormous complexity, power and depth.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 98
"Think of this wine as the 1998 on steroids! Showing better out of bottle than it did from barrel, this wine has put on considerable weight. It is full-bodied, masculine (as most vintages of Trotanoy tend to be), with loads of earthy, foresty notes intermixed with black and red fruits, a meaty, almost charcuterie note to it, an inky/purple color, some sweetness on the attack, but then the tannins kick in, making the wine seem at least a decade away from accessibility to most consumers. The texture is layered, the purity impressive, and the overall symmetry, balance and integration of all of the wine's building blocks are flawless. Forget it for 10 years and drink it over the following 35 years. Bravo!"
Wine Spectator (WS): 98
"Dense and slightly chewy, this features girders of charcoal-coated grip running from start to finish, along with bay leaf, smoldering tobacco and warm tar. But don't be fooled—there's also loads of fruit, offering dark plum, blackberry and black currant notes, laced with hints of mulling spice and alder. Terrific old-school grip powers the finish, and should easily pull this through two decades in the cellar. The brick-house Pomerol of the vintage."
James Suckling (JS): 98
"Pure aromas of dark fruits from raspberries to blueberries. Full bodied, with super silky tannins that are refined and elegant. The texture of this wine caresses all of your palate. Very powerful."