1970 Château Trotanoy

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 2001 - 2030 (Edit)
CT94.6 54 reviews
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  • englishman's claret wrote: 90 points

    February 21, 2019 - Alas, a tight, inexpressive bottle. Quiet nose - plum, game, leather. Rustic tannin. Never really came around.

  • Thad Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 26, 2018 - maybe a little past primetime but still a great experience to drink.
    Light but not soft. Lots of mushroom and cedar, the fruit was stewed plum, there but not strong.

  • RockinCabs wrote: 96 points

    November 3, 2018 - Nose: Red and black fruit, pencil, spice and cigar notes. Bits of black truffle and malty roasted cherries. Palate: Very round in the mouth delivering a wide array of roasted cherry, sweet blueberry, cassis, tobacco, malt, toffee and coffee. Finish: Extremely complete and detailed never letting up. Beautiful smokey malty finish.

    We had the unique opportunity to taste this from both 750 and Magnum. More dark fruit and ripe tannin in magnum and you had more time to see the exotic personalty develop. The 750 showed up right from the get go with a payload of plummy cigar, pencil, truffle, cedar and malt tones. Both gorgeous, but the completeness in bottle give it the nod (97+).

  • englishman's claret wrote: 96 points

    November 3, 2018 - From magnum; beautiful plummy, dark chocolate, pencil, smokey, slightly gamey, Perigord truffle, ferruginous nose. A little rough and tumble on the palate with slightly coarse tannins but who cares? They're robust and even a little invigorating. Strangely enough, from smaller format (750) it showed even better; more complexity, depth, and vigor. This seemed fully mature in mag format, so probably just bottle variation.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 98 points

    November 3, 2018 - Having just had this from magnum, I was surprised to find the 70 Trotanoy so much more explosive from 750. So many of the things I want in mature Pomerol - and in mature wine, generally - in one glass. It's such a special thing when a wine still has terrifically lively fruit by the time complex, tertiary notes evolve. And this is the real deal: big, deep, plummy raspberry base, leather, truffle, cedar, clay, mineral, game (? squab), pencil, smoke. Endlessly interesting and still with a succulent, hedonistic delivery. Brilliant. No doubt at its apogee, but time ahead.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Trotanoy
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (4%)
  • In Cellars 333 (72%)
  • Consumed 107 (23%)

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