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WA97: 2014s from Trotanoy - In-Stock Availability on a Wine of the Vintage - 02/22/2018 - Red Bordeaux

Earning Wine Advocate’s highest rating for Bordeaux in the 2014 vintage (beating out the First Growths and the Right Bank cults), the now in-stock and double 97-Point Trotanoy is a legend in the making. What’s more, Neal Martin in his review in the Wine Advocate asks rhetorically whether it’s the “best Pomerol of the vintage?” Given the surrounding press and praise, it’s a fairly safe to assume its first place status is already well established. As critics and collectors are quickly starting to realize, 2014 Bordeaux was a deeply underrated vintage. Across the board the wines are showing exceptionally well with the Right Bank in particular exhibiting great potential. If there is wine that typifies this brilliance, it is the 2014 Trotanoy. Now in-stock and at a very sharp price, now is the the perfect opportunity on the top wine from a stellar vintage.

Of equal interest from the Right Bank is Trotanoy’s second wine, Espérance. This pitch-perfect red delivers stunning value for a wine of its pedigree and will offer great early drinking while the Trotanoy comes around.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2014 Trotanoy, Pomerol 97 >60 $199.99 View
2014 Espérance de Trotanoy, Pomerol 56 $69.99 View

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2014 Trotanoy, Pomerol ($199.99)

97 points James Suckling: "Spellbinding aromas of flowers such as lilacs and honeysuckle with strawberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, super tight and polished with wonderful finesse and length. Seamless, fine tannins give this endless mouthfeel. Drink in 2022." (02/2017)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end. (NM)" (03/2017)

95 points Vinous: "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. (AG) 95+" (02/2017)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a powerfully structured wine from a 18-acre property on the plateau of Pomerol. Rich Merlot dominates and gives the wine both its alcohol and its intense tannins and juicy red fruits. The wine is dense with the potential for aging over a considerable time. Drink from 2025. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (04/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, featuring a loamy edge that runs throughout, while the core of crushed plum, fig and blackberry fruit plays out slowly. Licorice root and warm stone notes pervade the finish. A bit brooding, but give this time, as the lurking fresh bay, tobacco and iron elements should develop with age. Best from 2020 through 2035. (JM)" (03/2017)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Château Trotanoy is a beautiful, incredibly sexy 2014 that offers more character, texture, and fruit than most in the vintage. This wine is medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, yet elegant as well, with terrific notes of black cherry and darker styled fruits intermixed with loads of underbrush/damp earth, hints of truffle, and plenty of cedar. With beautiful sweetness of fruit, ripe, polished tannin, no hard edges, and again, a sexy, pleasure bent style, you can safely drink this terrific 2014 anytime over the coming two decades or more." (02/2018)

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2014 Espérance de Trotanoy, Pomerol ($69.99)

The second wine of Château Trotanoy, l’Esperance de Trotanoy debuted with the 2009 vintage and is not made every year. It is sourced from a parcel in the north-eastern part the Trotanoy property that features gravel-based soils, producing a wine that is fruit-forward and approachable after just a few years of cellaring, while retaining much of the character of the estate's Grand Vin. The wine is approximately 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.