1970 Chateau Trotanoy (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Under the exceptional leadership of Moueix family (owner of Chateau Petrus and several top Chateaus in Pomerol), Trotanoy has become one of the greatest estates in Pomerol.
I am never disappointed by the consistent quality that Trotanoy can deliver. It can be backward in its youth, but when it is mature, it is hard to resist: refine, classy and pampering the palate withlushness and purity.
The core of this 1970 Trotanoy is still dark in color and full of energy that suggests this is a perfectly stored bottle. Constantly evolving and improving in the glass, silky smooth mouth feel with some super fine tannin kick in at the back which gives better dimension and grip. Ethereal finished. It will hold for at least another decade.
|Opened for 60mins. Decanted and served. The color is absolutely showing much younger than a 42yrs old wine: dark garnet core with light brown hue. Stunning complex aromas with superb fragrance that is hard to dissect, everything is in a total harmony. Can the palate catch up? No when popped and poured but after decanted and have some aeration in the glass, this was gorgeous and every bit as great as the nose. Youthful, expansive and flirting with seductiveness, finesse and class. Light savory note on the entry bring out the sweet blackberry, blackcurrant and plummish fruits intermixed with dried herbs, earth, leather and crushed rock complexity with remarkable grip and tension. Very pure and concentrated, still a touch of firm tannin enhanced the grip that leads to the intense, detail finished that goes on and on. Incredible freshness. A complete wine that is in its peak and will easily last for at least another decade. Magnificence. 96pts|