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Château Trotte Vieille

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2023
95
Plum liqueur, flowers, licorice, and black cherries, with dark chocolate notes open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is plush, opulent, ripe, and deep. The fruits are bright, fresh, and most importantly, express a touch of minerality with its salty-edged fruits. There is lift, as well as purity, length and creamy tannins in the finish. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.15% ABV. The harvest took place September 8 - October 4. The extended harvest is due to a parcel by parcel selection process, waiting for each block to achieve phenolic ripeness. Drink from 2028-2055. 94-96 Pts.

Plum liqueur, flowers, licorice, and black cherries, with dark chocolate notes open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is plush, opulent, ripe, and deep. The fruits are bright, fresh, and most importantly, express a touch of minerality with its salty-edged fruits. There is lift, as well as purity, length and creamy tannins in the finish. The wine blends 53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.15% ABV. The harvest took place September 8 - October 4. The extended harvest is due to a parcel by parcel selection process, waiting for each block to achieve phenolic ripeness. Drink from 2028-2055. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
97
Almost opaque in color, the wine pops with black cherries, tobacco leaf, flowers, plums, smoke, and chocolate in the aromatics. The palate is silky, vibrant, and plush. The fruits are deep, intense, long, vibrant, and most importantly, pure. There is length, complexity, opulence, balance and a strong sensation of crushed stones, blackberries, chocolate, and plums in the finish you can taste and feel. TrotteVieille has been on an incredible roll lately. Perhaps, with the aid of their new cellars, this is the best vintage in the history of the estate! The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2027-2055. 96-98 Pts.

Almost opaque in color, the wine pops with black cherries, tobacco leaf, flowers, plums, smoke, and chocolate in the aromatics. The palate is silky, vibrant, and plush. The fruits are deep, intense, long, vibrant, and most importantly, pure. There is length, complexity, opulence, balance and a strong sensation of crushed stones, blackberries, chocolate, and plums in the finish you can taste and feel. TrotteVieille has been on an incredible roll lately. Perhaps, with the aid of their new cellars, this is the best vintage in the history of the estate! The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.14.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2027-2055. 96-98 Pts.

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2021
95
Quite floral in nature, with nuances of espresso, cherries, 5 spice and tobacco leaves. The palate is soft, silky, and fresh, with layers of elegant, sweet, cherries, red plums, and supple black raspberries with nuances of espresso, dark chocolate, and salt that lingers. This is quite successful for the vintage. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. The debut vintage made in the new cellars allows for parcel by parcel vinification. Drink from 2025-2055.

Quite floral in nature, with nuances of espresso, cherries, 5 spice and tobacco leaves. The palate is soft, silky, and fresh, with layers of elegant, sweet, cherries, red plums, and supple black raspberries with nuances of espresso, dark chocolate, and salt that lingers. This is quite successful for the vintage. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. The debut vintage made in the new cellars allows for parcel by parcel vinification. Drink from 2025-2055.

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Deeply colored, you find flowers, cedar, forest leaf, espresso and dark red fruits. The palate offers richness, freshness, opulent tannins, and purity in the fruits. Elegant, bright and supple, the finish lingers and builds on your palate. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14% ABV. The harvest took place September 27 October 14. This is the first vintage made in the new cellars, which allows for parcel by parcel vinification. Drink from 2025-2055. 95-97

Deeply colored, you find flowers, cedar, forest leaf, espresso and dark red fruits. The palate offers richness, freshness, opulent tannins, and purity in the fruits. Elegant, bright and supple, the finish lingers and builds on your palate. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14% ABV. The harvest took place September 27 October 14. This is the first vintage made in the new cellars, which allows for parcel by parcel vinification. Drink from 2025-2055. 95-97

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2020
97
With a serious depth of color, the wine pops from the glass with its array of flowers, black, red and blue fruits, chocolate, licorice, Indian spices and oceanic fragrances. The wine is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and intense, with lusciously-textured layers of perfectly black and red fruits, crushed rocks, chocolate and espresso on the mid-palate that stick with you through to the finish. This is simply stunning from start to finish. With all of its ripe fruits, it will be fabulous in its youth, but it has serious aging potential. Drink from 2025-2050.

With a serious depth of color, the wine pops from the glass with its array of flowers, black, red and blue fruits, chocolate, licorice, Indian spices and oceanic fragrances. The wine is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and intense, with lusciously-textured layers of perfectly black and red fruits, crushed rocks, chocolate and espresso on the mid-palate that stick with you through to the finish. This is simply stunning from start to finish. With all of its ripe fruits, it will be fabulous in its youth, but it has serious aging potential. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Deeply colored, the wine jumps from the glass with flowers, licorice, chocolate, spice-box, black cherry, plum liqueur and crushed stone nuances in the perfume. Full-bodied, velvet-textured, silky and vibrant, the finish has real staying power, purity and energy, leaving you with layers of chocolate-coated plums, espresso, spice and herbs on the backend. Concentrated, long and deep, give this 7-8 years in the cellar and it is really going to rock. 95-97 Pts

Deeply colored, the wine jumps from the glass with flowers, licorice, chocolate, spice-box, black cherry, plum liqueur and crushed stone nuances in the perfume. Full-bodied, velvet-textured, silky and vibrant, the finish has real staying power, purity and energy, leaving you with layers of chocolate-coated plums, espresso, spice and herbs on the backend. Concentrated, long and deep, give this 7-8 years in the cellar and it is really going to rock. 95-97 Pts

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2019
96
Perfectly ripe black cherries, plums and blackberries show up with just a little bit of effort before you get to all the licorice, wet earth, mocha and chocolate subtleties. Medium/full-bodied, vibrant, lifted, long and elegant, there is the structure to age and evolve for decades, which is a good thing, because it will take some time for the wines mineral essences, spice and floral notes to fully develop. Drink from 2025-2050.

Perfectly ripe black cherries, plums and blackberries show up with just a little bit of effort before you get to all the licorice, wet earth, mocha and chocolate subtleties. Medium/full-bodied, vibrant, lifted, long and elegant, there is the structure to age and evolve for decades, which is a good thing, because it will take some time for the wines mineral essences, spice and floral notes to fully develop. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Dark garnet in hue, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and intense. The unique sensation of minerality is on full display here with all its rocks, stones and oceanic character. The fruit is vibrant, round, sweet, long and clean. Everything is in harmony here. The complex aromatic's along with the richly textured, concentrated mouthfeel, silky tannins and long finish is just great. Give it 7-9 years of aging before pulling a cork and enjoy it over the next 20 years or so. Made from a blend of 49% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. 94-96 Pts

Dark garnet in hue, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated and intense. The unique sensation of minerality is on full display here with all its rocks, stones and oceanic character. The fruit is vibrant, round, sweet, long and clean. Everything is in harmony here. The complex aromatic's along with the richly textured, concentrated mouthfeel, silky tannins and long finish is just great. Give it 7-9 years of aging before pulling a cork and enjoy it over the next 20 years or so. Made from a blend of 49% Cabernet Franc, 48% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. 94-96 Pts

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2018
97
2018 marks the year Trottte Vieille really upped their game. From the initial floral centric notes on the nose, you move to the palate with its velvety textured, multiple layers of sweet, lush, pure, silky red fruits, touch of oak, herbs and licorice and a sensuous finish. This is just great in every way. Much better in bottle than in barrel, this is going to offer fabulous drinking for 2-3 decades with ease. I am certain this is the finest wine ever produced from Chateau Trotte Vieille. The wine was made from blending 54% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% ABV.

2018 marks the year Trottte Vieille really upped their game. From the initial floral centric notes on the nose, you move to the palate with its velvety textured, multiple layers of sweet, lush, pure, silky red fruits, touch of oak, herbs and licorice and a sensuous finish. This is just great in every way. Much better in bottle than in barrel, this is going to offer fabulous drinking for 2-3 decades with ease. I am certain this is the finest wine ever produced from Chateau Trotte Vieille. The wine was made from blending 54% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% ABV.

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Trottte Vieille has really upped their game this year. The wine is more distinctive with better concentration and focus. The ripe, lush plums, minerality, underbrush, spice, licorice and smoke show the aromatic complexity. On the palate the wine is elegant, rich and sensuous. I am certain this is the finest wine ever produced from Chateau Trotte Vieille. The wine was made from blending 54% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14% ABV. The harvest took place September 20 - October 5. 94-96 Pts

Trottte Vieille has really upped their game this year. The wine is more distinctive with better concentration and focus. The ripe, lush plums, minerality, underbrush, spice, licorice and smoke show the aromatic complexity. On the palate the wine is elegant, rich and sensuous. I am certain this is the finest wine ever produced from Chateau Trotte Vieille. The wine was made from blending 54% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14% ABV. The harvest took place September 20 - October 5. 94-96 Pts

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2017
91
Elegant, soft, fresh and refined, there is an energy to the medium/full bodied layers of black cherries that stands out. Made from a blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a distinctive note of flowers, red berries, espresso and forest notes. The slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend is due to the damage from the frost.

Elegant, soft, fresh and refined, there is an energy to the medium/full bodied layers of black cherries that stands out. Made from a blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a distinctive note of flowers, red berries, espresso and forest notes. The slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend is due to the damage from the frost.

2,671 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Elegant, fresh, lively, medium/full bodied and loaded with ripe, sweet, juicy, red and black fruits with staying power, this is one of the best vintages of Trotte Vieille ever produced. The wine is made from blending 53% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Elegant, fresh, lively, medium/full bodied and loaded with ripe, sweet, juicy, red and black fruits with staying power, this is one of the best vintages of Trotte Vieille ever produced. The wine is made from blending 53% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Fresh, sweet round fruits, licorice, juicy black cherries and silky polished tannins, this is the blend that works extremely well for Trotte Vielle. The wine was produced from 53% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 13.5% ABV. The harvest began October 6, finishing October 21.

Fresh, sweet round fruits, licorice, juicy black cherries and silky polished tannins, this is the blend that works extremely well for Trotte Vielle. The wine was produced from 53% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 13.5% ABV. The harvest began October 6, finishing October 21.

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2015
94
Another wine that is better from bottle than the barrel, the wine has richness, chocolate covered red fruits, licorice, and espresso. The texture is soft, polished and caressing, the fruit has ripeness, elegance and flesh. There is length in the sweet, fruity finish. This is the best vintage of Trotte Vieille I have ever tasted!

Another wine that is better from bottle than the barrel, the wine has richness, chocolate covered red fruits, licorice, and espresso. The texture is soft, polished and caressing, the fruit has ripeness, elegance and flesh. There is length in the sweet, fruity finish. This is the best vintage of Trotte Vieille I have ever tasted!

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Licorice, sweet cherries, flowers and bitter chocolate open the nose. On the palate, this wine is plush, polished and fruity with freshness and character. The wine was produced from a blend of 49% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest took place from September 28 to October 9. The is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels. If this puts on a bit more weight during the aging process, it could easily merit a higher score.

Licorice, sweet cherries, flowers and bitter chocolate open the nose. On the palate, this wine is plush, polished and fruity with freshness and character. The wine was produced from a blend of 49% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest took place from September 28 to October 9. The is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels. If this puts on a bit more weight during the aging process, it could easily merit a higher score.

4,965 Views   Tasted
2014
89
Medium-bodied, soft, red and dark fruits, flowers, and earthy notes on the nose. The wine is soft, forward and delicate, making it a candidate for early drinking.

Medium-bodied, soft, red and dark fruits, flowers, and earthy notes on the nose. The wine is soft, forward and delicate, making it a candidate for early drinking.

2,510 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Medium-bodied with an oak, red cherry and black raspberry nose, this lighter style of St. Emilion, produced from a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon should offer pleasure on release. 88-90 Pts

Medium-bodied with an oak, red cherry and black raspberry nose, this lighter style of St. Emilion, produced from a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon should offer pleasure on release. 88-90 Pts

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2012
90
Medium bodied, with a combination of leafy forest scents, flowers and plums, with a hint of tobacco and earth, the wine is on the elegant, refined, classic side, finishing with bright, red, earthy fruits.

Medium bodied, with a combination of leafy forest scents, flowers and plums, with a hint of tobacco and earth, the wine is on the elegant, refined, classic side, finishing with bright, red, earthy fruits.

3,981 Views   Tasted
Blending 49% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with earth, spice and black raspberries. Medium bodied and fresh, in a classic style, the wine ends with soft cherry fruits and a bright finish. 89-91 Pts

Blending 49% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine opens with earth, spice and black raspberries. Medium bodied and fresh, in a classic style, the wine ends with soft cherry fruits and a bright finish. 89-91 Pts

3,451 Views   Tasted
2011
89
With a high percentage of Cabernet Franc at 48%, 50% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is light ruby in color with a lighter style of St Emilion featuring finesse and a kirsch-filled finish. 88-90 Pts

With a high percentage of Cabernet Franc at 48%, 50% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is light ruby in color with a lighter style of St Emilion featuring finesse and a kirsch-filled finish. 88-90 Pts

2,728 Views   Tasted
2010
91
Medium bodied, elegant soft and silky, the plums and cherries are ripe, fresh and sweet. A few more years of aging will add even more secondary characteristics to the truffle, spice and floral notes already found here.

Medium bodied, elegant soft and silky, the plums and cherries are ripe, fresh and sweet. A few more years of aging will add even more secondary characteristics to the truffle, spice and floral notes already found here.

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Dominated by Cabernet Franc at 58%, the rest of the is Merlot. This medium bodied, plum and black raspberry filled wine offers a spicy, floral personality that is probably more interesting on the nose than on the finesse styled palate. The wine reached 14% ABV and was the product over very low yields which added to the wines concentration and texture.

Dominated by Cabernet Franc at 58%, the rest of the is Merlot. This medium bodied, plum and black raspberry filled wine offers a spicy, floral personality that is probably more interesting on the nose than on the finesse styled palate. The wine reached 14% ABV and was the product over very low yields which added to the wines concentration and texture.

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Trotteville, Using a high percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend at 58%, with the remainder being Merlot, the perfume opens with floral, chocolate mint, fennel, stone and red with black fruit aromas. Medium bodied, the wine ends with an elegant, soft, licorice and red plum finish, 90-92 Pts

Trotteville, Using a high percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend at 58%, with the remainder being Merlot, the perfume opens with floral, chocolate mint, fennel, stone and red with black fruit aromas. Medium bodied, the wine ends with an elegant, soft, licorice and red plum finish, 90-92 Pts

2,339 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Medium-bodied and open for business, the floral nature comes out first, before moving to the fresh, earthy red fruits, licorice and truffle. Soft and fresh, with good energy from start to finish, you can drink this now and over the next decade easily.

Medium-bodied and open for business, the floral nature comes out first, before moving to the fresh, earthy red fruits, licorice and truffle. Soft and fresh, with good energy from start to finish, you can drink this now and over the next decade easily.

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The floral nose is packed with earth, spice, smoke, licorice and blackberry. Rich, deep, concentrated and fresh, there is a nice sense of purity to the fruit. The wine was produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot.

The floral nose is packed with earth, spice, smoke, licorice and blackberry. Rich, deep, concentrated and fresh, there is a nice sense of purity to the fruit. The wine was produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot.

3,769 Views   Tasted
2008
88
Blending 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a medium bodied, sharp, fresh wine which focuses on red berries and herbs ending with bright, sweet and tart fruits in the finish.

Blending 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a medium bodied, sharp, fresh wine which focuses on red berries and herbs ending with bright, sweet and tart fruits in the finish.

5,869 Views   Tasted
2007
86
Mature in the nose and the color, the wine is light and drinking at peak. The spicy red berries are already starting to fade.

Mature in the nose and the color, the wine is light and drinking at peak. The spicy red berries are already starting to fade.

4,855 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Light ruby in color, dominated by Cabernet Franc, the wine has tobacco, earth, herbs and red berries that make up its personality. Medium bodied and already showing well, the finish is marred by a dry sensation in the ending.

Light ruby in color, dominated by Cabernet Franc, the wine has tobacco, earth, herbs and red berries that make up its personality. Medium bodied and already showing well, the finish is marred by a dry sensation in the ending.

3,931 Views   Tasted
2005
91
Medium bodied, with soft textures and a complex perfume set off by notes of licorice, earth, black cherries, plum and truffle notes, there is a nice sensation of mineral and herbs before you get to the soft, plum and cherry filled finish.

Medium bodied, with soft textures and a complex perfume set off by notes of licorice, earth, black cherries, plum and truffle notes, there is a nice sensation of mineral and herbs before you get to the soft, plum and cherry filled finish.

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Filled with scents of licorice, plums, coffee, cocoa, spice and black raspberries, this soft textured, lush, sweet, St. Emilion ends with a long, fresh, supple, blackberry and spicy, red plum finish. A few more years will add a lot to this wine.

Filled with scents of licorice, plums, coffee, cocoa, spice and black raspberries, this soft textured, lush, sweet, St. Emilion ends with a long, fresh, supple, blackberry and spicy, red plum finish. A few more years will add a lot to this wine.

4,443 Views   Tasted
2004
89
Showing maturity in the color, the wine offers earth, spice, forest and black cherry scents. Medium bodied and ready to drink, this easy to like, round wine should be enjoyed sooner than later to preserve its fruit.

Showing maturity in the color, the wine offers earth, spice, forest and black cherry scents. Medium bodied and ready to drink, this easy to like, round wine should be enjoyed sooner than later to preserve its fruit.

2,961 Views   Tasted
2003
85
Light, soft and lacking a depth of fruit, this red fruit and jam dominated wine requires drinking.

Light, soft and lacking a depth of fruit, this red fruit and jam dominated wine requires drinking.

5,153 Views   Tasted
2001
88
Light, elegant, soft, fresh and fully mature, the wine focuses on its lifted red plums. white cherries, wet earth, flowers, thyme and cigar box profile. There is no reason to age this any longer.

Light, elegant, soft, fresh and fully mature, the wine focuses on its lifted red plums. white cherries, wet earth, flowers, thyme and cigar box profile. There is no reason to age this any longer.

2,231 Views   Tasted
2000
88
Fully mature, simple, easy to like black cherry, earth stone filled wine that should be drunk up sooner than later.

Fully mature, simple, easy to like black cherry, earth stone filled wine that should be drunk up sooner than later.

4,225 Views   Tasted
1998
88
Fully mature, medium bodied wine that focuses more on its earthy, floral, cherry and mocha inspired perfume, than on the lighter, palate presence, capped by the earthy, red berry notes in the soft textured finish.

Fully mature, medium bodied wine that focuses more on its earthy, floral, cherry and mocha inspired perfume, than on the lighter, palate presence, capped by the earthy, red berry notes in the soft textured finish.

2,969 Views   Tasted