Château Trotanoy

About Château Trotanoy

Purchased by Jean-Pierre Moueix (owner of Château Pétrus) in 1953, Château Trotanoy has been considered one of the premier crus of Pomerol since the end of the eighteenth century. The soil of Château Trotanoy is a very dense mixture of clay and gravel which tends to solidify as it dries out after rain to an almost concrete-like hardness, hence the name “Trotanoy,” or, in other words, “too wearisome” to cultivate.

 

Viniculture

The Trotanoy vineyard slopes gently to the west. The soil at the highest point of exposure contains a good proportion of gravel, becoming progressively more dominated by clay as the elevation declines. Under this clay is a subsoil of red gravel and an impermeable layer of hard, iron-rich soil known as “crasse de fer.” This fascinating soil diversity brings power, depth and complexity to the wine.

 

Trotanoy is a naturally profound, complex, richly-concentrated wine with outstanding aging potential. The wine possesses a deep color and a dense, powerful nose, repeated on the palate with the addition of creamy, dark chocolate notes, and a singular concentration of flavor owed to its very old vines.

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Esperance de Trotanoy 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £450.47
2015

Esperance de Trotanoy 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £450.47
Trotanoy 1959 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,354.80
1959

Trotanoy 1959 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Tasted from an ex-château bottle, the ethereal 1959 Trotanoy may bring tears of joy. It sports a deep garnet/mahogany core with deep tawny rim. The nose is absolutely stunning: cloves, a touch of burnt toast, capsicum, nougat. The aromatics are constantly evolving like all great wines do. The palate is beautifully balanced, utterly harmonious with very good weight and persistence, rounded and Rubenesque like many wines from the vintage. Again a touch of cloves, dates, dark chocolate, espresso; this Trotanoy is extremely complex with a sweet reed-berried finish and great length. It will last another few years but how could anyone resist uncorking such an elixir now? Tasted May 2007.
; repack; low level; damaged label; marks on label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,354.80
Trotanoy 1998 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,609.34
1998

Trotanoy 1998 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 1998 Trotanoy displays a deep garnet-purple color. Wow. Tons of gregarious fruit springs from the glass—crème de cassis, blackberry pie, blueberry compote and mincemeat with suggestions of cigar box, chargrilled meat, incense, earth and dried cherries plus a touch of dried flowers. Medium to full-bodied, it coats the palate with bags of rich, plush textured fruit, offering layer upon layer of exotic spice and savory flavors, finishing epically long and layered. This is mind-blowingly delicious!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,609.34
Trotanoy 2008 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,236.47
2008

Trotanoy 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2008 Trotanoy has an attractive bouquet with engaging clarity and purity: raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, a trace of something almost medicinal just below the surface. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a crisp line of acidity, subtle notes of cedar and tar infusing the red berry fruit with a composed, structured finish with plenty of freshness and vigor. Classic in style, well crafted and sure to give another two decades of pleasure, this is a stupendous Trotanoy that is up there with the 2009 and 2010 . Yes, it's that good and in fact, it kept on improving as it opened in the glass. Tasted December 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,236.47
Trotanoy 2010 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,361.91
2010

Trotanoy 2010 (1x300cl)

Wine Spectator (99)

Extremely formidable from the start, with a wall of tannin-driven power that pushes the core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit to the background for now. Offers loads of flesh, with the tannic surge returning on the finish. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 96-99
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x300cl 3 99 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,361.91
Trotanoy 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,080.07
2010

Trotanoy 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (99)

Extremely formidable from the start, with a wall of tannin-driven power that pushes the core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit to the background for now. Offers loads of flesh, with the tannic surge returning on the finish. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 96-99
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,080.07
Trotanoy 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £925.67
2011

Trotanoy 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

A dark and structured version, with loam and espresso notes coursing underneath the core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and black currant fruit. Lots of roasted mesquite and ganache accents fill in on the finish. This is among the most backward of the 2011 Pomerols, showing remarkable stuffing for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2032. 1,910 cases made. -JM
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £925.67
Trotanoy 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,202.87
2012

Trotanoy 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Trotanoy is clearly blossoming in bottle. Over almost 20 years of tasting out of barrel, I cannot recall a Trotanoy that has so surpassed its showing at en primeur. It has a well-defined bouquet that initially seems straightforward. Don't be fooled...it opens in the glass and reveals subtle red berry fruit, truffle and ferrous aromas. There is stunning definition and poise here. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is a core of wonderful Cabernet Franc here, the acidity extremely well judged with a precise, sustained finish. This is a sophisticated Pomerol with élan and no more, no less than a fabulous Trotanoy. Tasted January 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,202.87
Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £790.07
2013

Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £790.07
Trotanoy 2014 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,052.87
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,052.87
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £994.07
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £994.07
Trotanoy 2015 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,621.67
2015

Trotanoy 2015 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

Breathtaking aromas of perfectly ripe fruit with blackberries, black olives, licorice, cedar and sweet tobacco. Full body, incredible depth and power, yet this is always in reserve and check. Everything is in the right place for this new legend from Trotanoy. Try it in 2026. Will age for decades in the future.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,621.67
Trotanoy 2017 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,232.87
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,232.87
Trotanoy 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £665.03
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £665.03
Trotanoy 2018 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £323.08
2018

Trotanoy 2018 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Super nose of dried blueberry, black plum, walnut, myrrh and sandalwood. Lavender, violet, and chocolate, too. Ripe with wood now, but fresh. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Lots of dark spice is interlaced with the ripe fruit, giving this complex, perfumed character. Muscular, long and seamless with incredible depth and concentration. Reminds me of the great 2009, but this is better with more structure. Amazing wine. This is 100% merlot. Try from 2027.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £323.08
Trotanoy 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,920.47
2018

Trotanoy 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Super nose of dried blueberry, black plum, walnut, myrrh and sandalwood. Lavender, violet, and chocolate, too. Ripe with wood now, but fresh. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Lots of dark spice is interlaced with the ripe fruit, giving this complex, perfumed character. Muscular, long and seamless with incredible depth and concentration. Reminds me of the great 2009, but this is better with more structure. Amazing wine. This is 100% merlot. Try from 2027.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,920.47
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Esperance de Trotanoy 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £362.00
2015

Esperance de Trotanoy 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £362.00
Trotanoy 1959 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,129.00
1959

Trotanoy 1959 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Tasted from an ex-château bottle, the ethereal 1959 Trotanoy may bring tears of joy. It sports a deep garnet/mahogany core with deep tawny rim. The nose is absolutely stunning: cloves, a touch of burnt toast, capsicum, nougat. The aromatics are constantly evolving like all great wines do. The palate is beautifully balanced, utterly harmonious with very good weight and persistence, rounded and Rubenesque like many wines from the vintage. Again a touch of cloves, dates, dark chocolate, espresso; this Trotanoy is extremely complex with a sweet reed-berried finish and great length. It will last another few years but how could anyone resist uncorking such an elixir now? Tasted May 2007.
; repack; low level; damaged label; marks on label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,129.00
Trotanoy 1998 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £5,481.00
1998

Trotanoy 1998 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The 1998 Trotanoy displays a deep garnet-purple color. Wow. Tons of gregarious fruit springs from the glass—crème de cassis, blackberry pie, blueberry compote and mincemeat with suggestions of cigar box, chargrilled meat, incense, earth and dried cherries plus a touch of dried flowers. Medium to full-bodied, it coats the palate with bags of rich, plush textured fruit, offering layer upon layer of exotic spice and savory flavors, finishing epically long and layered. This is mind-blowingly delicious!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,481.00
Trotanoy 2008 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,017.00
2008

Trotanoy 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2008 Trotanoy has an attractive bouquet with engaging clarity and purity: raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, a trace of something almost medicinal just below the surface. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a crisp line of acidity, subtle notes of cedar and tar infusing the red berry fruit with a composed, structured finish with plenty of freshness and vigor. Classic in style, well crafted and sure to give another two decades of pleasure, this is a stupendous Trotanoy that is up there with the 2009 and 2010 . Yes, it's that good and in fact, it kept on improving as it opened in the glass. Tasted December 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,017.00
Trotanoy 2010 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,126.00
2010

Trotanoy 2010 (1x300cl)

Wine Spectator (99)

Extremely formidable from the start, with a wall of tannin-driven power that pushes the core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit to the background for now. Offers loads of flesh, with the tannic surge returning on the finish. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 96-99
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x300cl 3 99 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,126.00
Trotanoy 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,720.00
2010

Trotanoy 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (99)

Extremely formidable from the start, with a wall of tannin-driven power that pushes the core of plum, fig and blackberry fruit to the background for now. Offers loads of flesh, with the tannic surge returning on the finish. Tasted non-blind. Score range: 96-99
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 99 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,720.00
Trotanoy 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £758.00
2011

Trotanoy 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

A dark and structured version, with loam and espresso notes coursing underneath the core of crushed plum, steeped blackberry and black currant fruit. Lots of roasted mesquite and ganache accents fill in on the finish. This is among the most backward of the 2011 Pomerols, showing remarkable stuffing for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2032. 1,910 cases made. -JM
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £758.00
Trotanoy 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £989.00
2012

Trotanoy 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Trotanoy is clearly blossoming in bottle. Over almost 20 years of tasting out of barrel, I cannot recall a Trotanoy that has so surpassed its showing at en primeur. It has a well-defined bouquet that initially seems straightforward. Don't be fooled...it opens in the glass and reveals subtle red berry fruit, truffle and ferrous aromas. There is stunning definition and poise here. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is a core of wonderful Cabernet Franc here, the acidity extremely well judged with a precise, sustained finish. This is a sophisticated Pomerol with élan and no more, no less than a fabulous Trotanoy. Tasted January 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £989.00
Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £645.00
2013

Trotanoy 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £645.00
Trotanoy 2014 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £864.00
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £864.00
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £815.00
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £815.00
Trotanoy 2015 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,338.00
2015

Trotanoy 2015 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

Breathtaking aromas of perfectly ripe fruit with blackberries, black olives, licorice, cedar and sweet tobacco. Full body, incredible depth and power, yet this is always in reserve and check. Everything is in the right place for this new legend from Trotanoy. Try it in 2026. Will age for decades in the future.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,338.00
Trotanoy 2017 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,014.00
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (3x150cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,014.00
Trotanoy 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £547.50
2017

Trotanoy 2017 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

A final blend of 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Trotanoy opens with expressive red and black fruit notes including redcurrant jelly, kirsch, Black Forest cake and cassis plus hints of roses, dried Provence herbs, tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with generous, expressive fruits supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes long. This is quite an opulent, decadent Trotanoy!
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £547.50
Trotanoy 2018 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £267.00
2018

Trotanoy 2018 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Super nose of dried blueberry, black plum, walnut, myrrh and sandalwood. Lavender, violet, and chocolate, too. Ripe with wood now, but fresh. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Lots of dark spice is interlaced with the ripe fruit, giving this complex, perfumed character. Muscular, long and seamless with incredible depth and concentration. Reminds me of the great 2009, but this is better with more structure. Amazing wine. This is 100% merlot. Try from 2027.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £267.00
Trotanoy 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,587.00
2018

Trotanoy 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Super nose of dried blueberry, black plum, walnut, myrrh and sandalwood. Lavender, violet, and chocolate, too. Ripe with wood now, but fresh. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins. Lots of dark spice is interlaced with the ripe fruit, giving this complex, perfumed character. Muscular, long and seamless with incredible depth and concentration. Reminds me of the great 2009, but this is better with more structure. Amazing wine. This is 100% merlot. Try from 2027.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,587.00

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