The 1999 Trotanoy is clearly fresher and better defined than either the La Fleur-Pétrus or the Hosanna. It comes replete with blackberry, crushed stone and a touch of brine and seaweed in the mix. Not the most intense bouquet I have encountered on a Trotanoy, but pleasurable. The palate is medium-bodied with cola and brown spices on the entry mixed with white pepper and soy. Moderate in depth and quite masculine as usual, this is a Trotanoy that at 20 years has reached its peak. Feel free to open bottles now. Tasted at the offices of JP Moueix in Libourne.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Robert Parker 91.0
Tasted at Roberson’s Pomerol tasting. A deep, clear ruby/garnet colour. It has a lovely dark cherry, wild strawberry, vanilla tinged, a touch of patisserie. Good delineation, quite feminine with the Merlot quite dominant. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity on the entry, youthful, vibrant, quite supple for Trotanoy, lithe and focused with bright cherry fruit on the finish. Not a complex wine, but very well crafted and brimming with joie-de-vivre. Drink now-2020+ Tasted November 2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020
Ripe vegetal characters, ink, blackcurrant, soft tannins, dry and quite light on the palate, though by no means thin. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012