Château Trotanoy 2004
In six-bottle original wooden cases
24 bottles per lot

Type: Red Wine
Grape: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Region: Pomerol

Acquired by Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1953, Château Trotanoy has been considered one of the finest crus of Pomerol since the end of the eighteenth century. At just over 7 hectares, it is indisputably an iconic jewel of the appellation. The soils of Château Trotanoy are 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. 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 clayey 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, composed predominantly of Merlot, is vinified in small concrete vats, and maturation takes place in mainly new oak barrels. Trotanoy is a naturally profound and elegant wine, striking an extraordinarily rare balance between obvious power, richness, concentration, and finesse. While often monolithic in its youth, age offers opulence and broad, generous flavours, always with freshness and balance which lift the power and make it easy to understand Château Trotanoy’s position among the most sought-after wines of Bordeaux.
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