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  1. 1982 Château Trotanoy (Pomerol)

    1. Lovely, perfectly mature Pomerol. Velvet textures, with sweet, ripe, dark chocolate infused plums that feel as good as they taste. If you are not buying Petrus, and who is? This is the way to go...

      95 points - Tasted
    2. I wish I owned cases of this decadent, thrilling, hedonistic wine. Its pure fruits, concentration, velvety, rich, opulent textures and complex, truffle laden perfume is a treat that keeps on giving.

      97 points - Tasted
    3. It's always a shame when older bottles do not perform as they should. But that's the risk you run with older wines more than 20 years of age. Sadly, this bottle seemed far too advanced for its age, with more lightness to the color, dusty plums, cocoa and raspberry notes in the aromatics and finish that ended far too quickly. I've had much better bottles. Good storage and provenance counts.

      90 points - Tasted
    4. 1982 Trotanoy exploded with a nose of truffle, tobacco, plum, chocolate, wet earth, sweet cherries and floral notes. The wine at 30 years of age is pure silk and velvet on the palate, ending with a sensuous melange of pure, ripe, sweet, opulent layers of black and red fruits. This decadent Right Bank wine is drinking perfectly today.

      96 points - Tasted
    5. Truffle, chocolate, black raspberry, earth, spice, coffee, herbs and black cherry scents play well the rich textures and sensuous personality of this wine. This supple Pomerol ends with a long chocolate and black cherry finish. Fully mature, this is drinking beautifully today. It might get better, but there is no reason to hold this any longer.

      95 points - Tasted
    6. Wow, what a beautiful wine! A ruby red color with more lightening at the rim than the other 82’s. Cherries, raspberries, ripe plums with a hint of mocha and mushrooms on the nose. The texture was akin to liquid silk with velvet. The finish was so sensuous it was difficult to put the glass down. This wine is hedonistic. It is fully mature and while it might improve a bit, I’d drink it over the next 10-15 years. This wine personifies elegance.

      96 points - Tasted