Red

1981 Château Trotanoy

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 1993 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • RockinCabs wrote: 93 points

    November 3, 2018 - Nose: Beautiful mint, floral and red fruit notes that are perfumed and lively right now. Does not grab you, but rather gently leads you by the hand in showing its charm. Palate: Still full and nicely red fruited with a prominent mint/eucalyptus streak and then cigar, green tobacco and tea notes. Finish: Red fruited with more herbs, vanilla and a bit of acid poking out.

    This was the surprise of the night. Exceptional freshness, herb garden notes and lots of nuance. Showing a lighter side of Pomerol.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 91 points

    November 3, 2018 - Certainly a big win for Trotanoy in 1981 with a raspberry, clay based nose and lots of herbal components on top: thyme, oregano, etc. Pencil accents. At this point, it's really showing what it's got and should be drunk within the next few years while the fruit remains adequate.

  • pcdesalvo wrote: 93 points

    August 26, 2018 - Very enjoyable.

  • nywine68 wrote: 93 points

    August 3, 2018 - Cork fully saturated. Fully mature and very soft. All tannins have melted away and lacks a bit of structure. A nice nose of barnyard and mushrooms with dark fruit and mocha. Drinking so easily.

  • brooklynguy wrote:

    July 15, 2018 - Decanted for about 90 minutes. Bright fruit on the nose, dark and fresh, and with secondary notes too, like chocolate and earth. Ample in body through the midpalate, where it begins to thin out, and stays a bit thin on the finish but this is not a knock, it's just the way this vintage is. The wine is lovely, with good structure and well balanced, and was a great companion to a steak dinner.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73, Always the Right Time For the Right Bank Another Compendium From St. Émilion and Pomerol

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2016, Issue #64, Comparing the 1981 Claret Vintage at Age Thirty-Five And the 1986 Bordeaux Vintage At Age Thirty

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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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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1981
  • 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 114 (74%)
  • Consumed 41 (26%)

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