July 27, 2019 - Fine Wines SG - Pomerol and Graves Grand Cru Tasting (Fine Wines SG): Seems like some black cherries, plums, and cassis, punching through the base of redcurrant and grass, and some red peppers. A fair finish, and somewhat meaty, spicy and peppery. Enjoyable
June 12, 2019 - The highly acclaimed Trotanoy 1998 is still an infant today. Old school style of structure and fragrant (less new oak / lower toast?). Rich and exuberant dark fruits and complex meaty nose, blackcurrant, mocha, earthy truffles and dark plums. Great concentration with a solid core, the meaty structure reminds me of 1989 Montrose. FYI: The winemaker preferred Trotanoy 1998 over Petrus 1998. Though I preferred the lushness of Petrus 1998. Drink from 2030. (91-92/100)
June 8, 2019 - Trotanoy vertical, Decanter Masterclass, Edouard Moueix Jun 8, 2019
March 4, 2019 - Sumptuous in the extreme; rich and deep yet light on its feet, with superb balance and integrity
Dark and plummy, ripe, opulent, and I WANT MORE.
February 22, 2019 - An intoxicating perfume of ripe berries, black truffles and kirsch.
So wonderfully smooth and rounded on the palate, it is like drinking liquid silk. Powerful but feminine, with a seamless finish.
Easily another 2 decades ahead.
Pure and sexy!
February 9, 2019 - Backward, this stubbornly youthful, potentially stunning wine is holding out. It takes at least 2-3 hours of air here before its purity of fruit, vibrant, floral, truffle and chocolate covered plums starts to shine. Powerful, concentrated and intense, it is going to take at least 5 more years in the cellar before this starts to pop.
January 1, 2019 - Bottle was flawed
December 31, 2018 - Great nose, distinctively Pomerol and restrained in the Trotanoy style. The palate isn't in harmony with the nose., it's pretty tight and unyielding. The rich food we're having helps that out a bit, but it's still a bit of a chore. This should be a great wine one day, but it'll take a while longer to get there, maybe 10 more years.
November 3, 2018 - These had 2 hours of air before getting into the glass and showed a super-potent dark plum, truffle, cedar, clay nose. Very big indeed and while immature, not really withholding. It's worth checking in on this if you have a bunch to see it in a young, vigorous stage. I would expect that it would be fun to see this in another 5 years and that it will really begin to approach its apogee in 10. I thought this was a nice way to set the tone for the vertical, including 98, 90, 86, 82, 81, 75, 71, 70.
November 3, 2018 - Nose: Beautiful deep plum fruit, blueberry, charcoal embers, truffle, cedar and slight caramel tones. Palate: Enters dense, but still tight showing a frame of ripe dark tannin right now with plump black cherry, plum and coffee/spice notes. Very youthful as expected. Finish: Exceptional length.
This has an extremely promising future. As we got into the older vintages you could really see how the layers might unfold as it develops a softer palate feel.