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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Chateau Trotanoy  1995
Chateau Trotanoy 1995
(search item no. 19365)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $209.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Opulently, rich intense full bodied. Usually needs a full decade of cellaring. One of the great wines of Pomerol and Bordeaux. The quality equivalent of a first growth.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Trotanoy:

  • 2010 (search item no. 122951)

About Chateau Trotanoy:

This famous growth, whose soil was too hard to work and thus called "trop anoi" (too annoying) in medieval French, is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the plateau of Pomerol and was purchased in 1953 by Ets. Jean-Pierre MOUEIX. The fascinating soil diversity - half gravel mixed with clay and half deep black clay - with the presence of "machefer" or iron pan in the subsoil brings power and depth as well as complexity to the wine.

Château TROTANOY’s vineyard was one of the few not to freeze in 1956 and today, it is comprised of very old vines, the average being close to 35 years. As for other Ets. Jean-Pierre MOUEIX estates, the work done in the vineyard is fastidious - severe pruning in the winter, regular ploughing, crop-thinning, de-leafing, manicuring the clusters in the summer - and allows a perfect ripening of the fruit. The must is vinified in small concrete vats and the young wine matures in 50% new oak barrels for about 18 months.