2006 Trotanoy, Pomerol
(Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2009) This is a strongly structured and impressively textured wine. The tannins shoot through, giving a sense of dryness. But in the center, the wine shows power through both tannins and fruit, with blackberries and red plums. It has a preciscion and shape that promises long aging.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Showing better than it did from barrel, the 2006 Trotanoy does have one consistent characteristic that seems to be pervasive no matter what the vintage's style and personality is - an earthy, big-boned, brawny, muscular style. This wine is deep, rich, full-bodied, with loads of meaty black cherry fruit intermixed with crushed rocks, truffle, and a hint of autumnal vegetation. The wine is broad, deep, and built for serious connoisseurs with cellars to wait it out. This wine needs 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep for at least two decades. It is an impressive Trotanoy, but not one for those unable to defer their gratification.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose melds dark cherry, minerals, coffee, iron, smoked meat and menthol. Wonderfully concentrated and primary, with a silky texture and captivating inner-mouth perfume to the cherry and mineral flavors. An impeccably balanced wine with impressive vinosity and energy. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length. This really transcends the vintage.
Berry, coffee and tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with well-integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. There's a solid core of fruit. Powerful and structured. Best after 2014.
95+ points Neal Martin: "Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The Trotanoy has exquisite definition on the nose: more floral with violets interlacing the blueberry, cassis and damson fruit, with underlying mineralite that will develop with time. The palate is medium-bodied, tensile tannins, electric acidity, muscular with lifted black fruits, well-integrated toasty new oak, leading to an opulent finish. This is just a baby, but what a bonny one it is. Great potential." (Wine Journal, 07/2010)