Light to medium bodied. Garnet Red, with ambering, displaying full maturity. Signature perfume of pomerol. Fully ripe, sweet,very polished, and easy drinking, good for food. Exits with finish, but not long.
Wine is at full maturity and declines in flavor with decanting. Much better to pop with meal and drink it. Tends to be become raisiny after 2 hours, so drink it fast and enjoy it.
Orange fringe with brownish hue indicates a good evolution. The nose is superb with blackcurrant, prune, fig, liquor of chocolate, caramel, coconut, smoke delivering Porto like aromas. In mouth, the attack is powerful and also subtle, but quickly leaves the place to dryness in medium of mouth to finish abruptly on a bitter and short final. Disappointing, lack of flesh, is not at the level of the reputation of this domain.
Very orange hue. On the nose, less berries but more wet stones, in an enjoyable subtle way. Mellow attack, slight bitterness again and some unresolved tannins. Short finish (7.9/10) http://sgbordeaux.blogspot.com/2011/03/ch-trotanoy-vertical-tasting.html
2011 Simple Series 9: Sean BOD (Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck @ Paragon): Alcohol :: 13.5% Decanted for about 2hrs. First red of the night and the transition from the great whites to the red was smooth, at least for the nose. Good complexity with lots of sweet fruits intermixed with secondary notes: ripe cherry, fig and plum with floral scents, wildness, earth and leather. This wine possessed really good vibrancy and concentration of fruits, a little bit tannin and earth. The balance is here and is really quite delicious with the slight creamy mouth feel. However it faded in the glass very quickly, become quite dry and austere and lack of precision. Having tasted some vintages of Trotanoy, it has the capable to deliver even in a normal vintage such as 99 & 02, but the 96 clearly not the case. The medium length finish is a little bit savory as well as dry herbs. Drink soon rather than later as I don't think this has any upside potential with age.
Sean Birthday (Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck): One of the least Pomerol-like Trotanoy I have tasted (not that I have tasted a lot though) so in terms of distinctiveness this is somewhat lacking. Seems dominated by Cabernet fruit without the lushness and seductiveness. It's not a bad wine, just that there's nothing particularly interesting about it. Doubt it will improve with age. Definitely not a good representation of what Trotanoy can be so I would not recommend this to casual buyers unless you know what you are in for.
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(Chateau Trotanoy) This took around twenty minutes to get going. Deep aromas of iron, plum suace, mint, cinnamon and wet earth. The palate had great concentration and silky tannins. There was some austerity on the finish but the balance was there. The nose though was way better than the palate.
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