1961 Château Trotanoy

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 1962 - 1966 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • fcxj wrote: 94 points

    May 25, 2018 - Floral, nutty. Generous, lush palate, lots of fruit on offer and can go further. Terrific.

  • nywine68 Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 18, 2018 - Trotanoy Vertical with Edouard Moueix (Nomad): Awesome wine. Still remarkably young and vibrant. Perfectly balanced with all the signature Trotanoy plum and smoke flavors. One of the wines of the night for me. Trotanoy vertical 1945-1982 (+1998, 2009,2010)

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 99 points

    December 17, 2017 - Finally, a bottle of this legend that matched up to its lofty reputation. The concentration, intensity and pure silk feeling of this bottles was off the charts. Incredibly seductive, the wine drenched your palate with a blend of ripe, plums and truffles. Absolutely mind blowing wine!

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  • tinybubbles wrote: 92 points

    October 16, 2017 - Hickory woodsmoke. A deeper wine overall but this bottle was begiining to show hints of oxidation and mushroom. 92-

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    November 28, 2016 - My second time with this legendary wine, and while both bottles have been good, they have never been great. This bottle was served double blind against 70, 82 & 98 Trotanoy, and all those other bottles bested this. The wine was quite good, but it did not deliver the magic in the glass I was expecting. Clearly, the wine has the depth, concentration of raw materials, and aromatic complexities of a very good, Bordeaux, but it lacks the nuances and attention seeking complexities, coupled with the length and decadence that a great 1961 Pomerol should deliver. Perhaps, at close to 60 years of age, this is simply, tired?

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, Château Trotanoy: One of Pomerol’s True First Growth Estates

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Assorted Notes from THE CELLAR, 10/11/2006

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2007 (link) 19 points

    (Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol) A deep, dense, very impressive colour. The nose is gorgeous, aromatic, pure, with dark fruits, clean and well defined. There is a little seam of coffee and spice too. The palate follows in the same vein, a pure and well delineated style, clean, firm, structured but with an elegant sweetness. The tannins give a good backbone to the sweet berry fruit, as matches the lifting acidity very well indeed. Rich yet nicely delineated. A delicious, lingering finish too. This must have been an absolute blockbuster in its day.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1961
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Trotanoy
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 118 (78%)
  • Consumed 33 (22%)

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