2012 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol
Wine Spectator - "This combines serious fruit and grip with a torrent of blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit notes, liberally laced with smoldering charcoal and tobacco accents. The long, loamy edge drives the finish, along with hints of bay leaf and warm stones, while the fruit pours through. A very serious effort for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2032."
Robert Parker - "The blockbuster 2012 Trotanoy has more in common with the 2009 or 2010 than most 2012s do. It stands as an example of just how successful Pomerol was in 2012. A dense black/purple color is followed by a bouquet of minerals/crushed rocks, powerful, intense black currant, licorice, roasted meat, barbecue and truffle notes. Full-bodied and super-concentrated, it is an amazing tour de force in this irregular as well as challenging vintage. Trotanoy’s 2012 should be on every connoisseur's buying list. It will require 5-8 years of cellaring when released, and should keep for 25-30 years, one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. "
Wine Enthusiast - "Barrel sample. A rich and powerful wine with great fruits and solid tannins. This shows the power as well as elegance of Merlot in 2012-dark, ripe and fruity. Dark structure and acidity shine at the finish."
James Suckling - "Wow. This really builds on the palate. Starts off slowly but then gets more silky by the second. Full and juicy. Dark chocolate and nuts. Plenty of subtle fruit. "
Stephen Tanzer - "Purple ruby. Intense scents of ripe blackberry, blueberry, violet, and aromatic herbs on the knockout nose. Large-scaled, fat and dense, with harmonious acids providing lift and clarity to the red and black fruit flavors. Finishes very long and smooth, with a repeating peppery herb nuance and insidious sweetness."
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Shop By Region: Pomerol, France
Shop By Varietal: Red Blend
|Grape Varietals||Cabernet Franc , Merlot|