Espérance de Trotanoy Pomerol

esperance de trotanoy
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Merlot and Merlot Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

The second wine of the famous Château Trotanoy, property of the Moueix Family. The first vintage made was 2009, with only a few hundred cases of production. There is nothing secondary in the quality, a rich, complex, and delicious wine.

 

Purchased by Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1953, Château Trotanoy was considered one of the premier crus of Pomerol as of the 18th century. Since 2009, a selection of gravel-based parcels on the north-eastern part of the estate have been dedicated to Espérance de Trotanoy, a wine that is fruit-forward and approachable after just a few years of cellaring, but that maintains the depth, complexity, and incredible concentration of flavour that are so characteristic of Trotanoy’s unique terroir.

 

“A dense, powerful wine, the 2014 Trotanoy wraps around the palate with serious intensity. The flavors are dark and boldly sketched, with plenty of earth-driven undertones that add complexity and nuance. In a vintage that produced so many wines that speak to finesse rather than power, Trotanoy retains its signature broad shoulders and breadth. It will be at least 10-15 years before the 2014 is ready to drink. Readers can look forward to a long drinking window of pure pleasure beyond that.”

95+ points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Feb 2017