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Château Trotte Vieille

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2018 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

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% alcohol. The harvest took place September 20 - October 5. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol. The harvest began October 6, finishing October 21.

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2015 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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!

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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.

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2014 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2013 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2012 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2011 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2010 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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% alcohol 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

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2009 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2008 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2007 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2006 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2005 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2004 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2003 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

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

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2000 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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

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1998 Château Trotte Vieille  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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