1970 Château Trotanoy Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


1970 Château Trotanoy  (Pomerol) 97

Majestic in nature and character, what initially grabs you is the truffles, smoke, dark cocoa, ripe, plums and cherries on the nose and palate. But it is the incredible concentration and silky tannins with its long, intense, sensuous finish that brings everything here together. At over 50 years of age, it is all about the provenance. If you can find a well-stored bottle, grab it! 97 Points

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Rich, plummy, silky, lush, showy and fresh, the wine is loaded with truffle, cherry pipe tobacco, cocoa, black and red plums, cherries and wet earth. At full maturity, if you are sitting on any of this gem, you are a lucky wine lover as well-stored examples of this wine are stunning! 96 Points

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Bottled truffles are what this gem reminded me of. Flamboyant, sensuous, opulent and showy, the wine is rich, deep, concentrated and still delivers plenty of chocolate-covered cherries and plums on the nose and palate. Fully developed, this is not a wine I would hold. So, if you own this stunner in your cellar, find someone to share it with and enjoy the ride. 97 Points

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At full maturity, and not quite as flamboyant as the previous bottle tasted last year, still, this is stellar juice! The nose of roses, oyster shell, cigar wrapper, truffle, fudge and dark plums kept you busy. Full-bodied, lush, round and fresh the vibrancy in the cherry and juicy plums hit all the right spots. As the wine approaches 50 years of age, there is no reason to cellar this for more improvement. No decanting was needed. 96 Points

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Fully mature, the wine shows beautiful, floral, truffle, black cherry, wet earth, plum and black cherry notes. Full-bodied, silky, fresh and loaded with ripe, sweet, dark red, pit fruits with a dash of cocoa are what you find in the finish. 97 Points

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Mind blowing in every sense of the word, this is a stunner. Rich, supple, decadently textured, silky and well... you get the picture. The fruit is ripe, voluptuous, and complex, with a beautiful truffle essence to top it all off. Fully mature, this is going to be around for a few more decades if well stored. 97 Points

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Truffles, truffles and more truffles are in full force before moving to the black cherry, cocoa, forest floor and tobacco part of the experience. Fully mature, but without a rush to pop a cork, provided the bottle has been well stored, the opulent, silky texture and spicy, dark cocoa and sweet plums in the finish really cap it everything off perfectly. 97 Points

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Looking and tasting at least 20 younger than its true age, this rich, deep, concentrated, velvet drenched wine serves up endlss layers of chocolate covered plums, cherries and flowers, with an intriguing smoky quality. Sexy, silky and vibrant, this did not fade at all in the glass over the 2 hours I managed to hold it for. Mature Pomerol at its best. 97 Points

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This is a stellar example of a mature Pomerol. The complicated set of aromatics deliver an array of floral, milk chocolate, boysenberry, black cherry, spice and fresh herbal scents. Rich, round, ripe and fleshy, the velvet textures and and round, silky fruits make each sip, sniff and swallow a pleasure. Popped and poured, the wine improved for more than an hour in the glass. It's probably at peak maturity, but there is no real hurry to finish it. 97 Points

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Drinking at absolute peak perfection, truffle, earth, cocoa, floral and black cherry aromas capture your attention. In the mouth, the wine is pure silk, velvet and sensuality, with a long, clean, array of fresh cherries and spice. 97 Points

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Truffle, milk chocolate, black cherry liqueur, licorice, 5 spice, earth, tobacco, forest floor and black raspberry scents lead to a decadent Pomerol wine filled with deep, layers of concentrated, ripe, pure berries. Sensuous, opulent, round, plush waves of fruit flow effortlessly across your palate. The wine ends with a long, rich, coating of spicy black cherries, licorice and plums. This is fully mature, but at 41, there is no hurry to drink it. Well stored bottles could easily deliver pleasure for another 10-20 years. Everything is in balance from start to finish in this stunning Bordeaux wine. 98 Points

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Truffles, tobacco, earth and forest floor scents just popped from the bottle, let alone the glass. The palate was thrilled with layers of sexy, plumy fruit. The finish carried everything through. 95 Points

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Wow, this wine kicked in with an explosive nose of spicy plums, smoke, flowers, earth and coffee. Still young , full bodied and concentrated with a long, rich. Opulent, powerful, plum filled finish. This wine will continue positively for at least another 5-10 years . 96 Points

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Fully mature, the bouquet of truffles, plums, red and black fruit accented with spices is explosive. The syrupy texture is sexy. The finish goes on and on. I love this wine! It takes decadence to new levels. 96 Points

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What a sublime wine. Intoxicating, chocolate, plum fragrances that were made better by a rich, thick, dense palate of sexy, velvet drenched fruit. It's opulent, fragrant and continued improving in the glass during the entire evening. Great juice! The only two negatives are one, recognizing how much patience I need for my 98's to come around and two, that I do not have enough of this sublime nectar in my cellar. 97 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Trotanoy, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Trotanoy is much better with at least 12-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Trotanoy offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15-50 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Trotanoy with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Trotanoy is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau Trotanoy is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Trotanoy is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.