2005 Trotanoy, Pomerol

SKU #1039520 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This blockbuster 2005 is dense ruby/purple, with sweet black cherries, cassis, earth and white chocolate in both aromas and flavors. A strong, mineral-dominated, powerful wine (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc), it is extremely backward, super-concentrated, and tasting more like blood of Merlot than any other Pomerol. Dense purple, super-rich, and stunning, this wine has at least a 20- to 30-year upside to it. An absolutely spectacular effort from this great terroir, it can be drunk now, but patience will be rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. 98+ (RP)  (6/2015)

96 points James Suckling

 This has a captivating nose of blueberries, spices, and fresh lilacs. On the palate this offers a full body, serious intensity, and great acidity and richness. This is a wonderful wine that shows great contrast and wildness.  (12/2010)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby-red. Pure, fresh aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, mocha and licorice, lifted by a whiff of violet. Dense, sweet and stuffed with fruit, offering liqueur-like flavors of black cherry and mocha; remains very light on its feet thanks to wonderfully vibrant, harmonious acidity. For such a strapping wine, this boasts very good energy and noteworthy precision. Finishes long and ripely tannic, with repeating notes of milk chocolate and violet. Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be 'an absolutely classic Trotanoy.' I couldn't agree more: it ought to prove to be one of the best 15 or 20 wines of a stellar vintage. 96(+?)  (3/2012)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Cellar Selection* Certainly it is firm, with impressive power. But the smoothness of the ripe black fruits as they combine with the beautifully judged wood show a contrast of tension with the dense, chewy core. At its heart, this wine is dark and solid and concentrated, promising long aging.  (6/2008)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Shows complex, subtle aromas of fruit and black olive, with hints of milk chocolate and ripe fruit. Develops wonderfully in the glass. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and beautiful sweet berry and light vanilla fruit character. Refined and balanced. This is very, very impressive. Best after 2013.  (3/2008)

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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