1970 Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol Bordeaux, Bottle 1 of 4 - RP 96

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Tasting Notes:  

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One immediately discerns a deep garnet core, while the first sniff is like hearing the thundering of horses in the distance, presaging a spellbinding bouquet of iodine, macerated dark cherries, a hint of eucalyptus and with time, Japanese green tea (the traditional, “stand your spoon it type”). The palate is full-bodied with a velvety smooth texture, powerful and, I think, with more substance than the impressive 1971. The 1970 Trotanoy has broader shoulders, perhaps not quite the same level of elegance but an enormous length on the opulent, almost marmalade-like finish. There is a faint tang of black olives lingering on the aftertaste. This is a stunning Trotanoy…with still some way to go. (NM) (6/2017)

94 points John Gilman

While I have long shared Edouard Moueix’s enthusiasm for the 1971 Pomerol vintage, I have to give the nod today to the 1970 Trotanoy over its counterpart from the succeeding vintage. The bouquet on the 1970 is lovely, offering up a wide open blend of black plums, black cherries, Cuban cigars, bitter chocolate, dark soil tones, gamebird and a fine topnote of black truffles. On the palate the wine is deep, full and complex, with a superb core, fine focus and grip and a very long, poised and still gently tannic finish. The 1970 Trotanoy was long bound up in its structural elements and was one of the slowest wines of this vintage to finally blossom fully, but it has done so now and is an outstanding wine. (Drink between 2018-2050) (1/2018)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored on it's side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase. 

Condition:

Please note: The bottle shown in the photos is the exact bottle you will receive.
Label: Some light age staining as can be expected.
Capsule: Tight with some oxidation spots on the top.
Fill Level: Base neck. Perfect for its age.
Color & Clarity: Excellent