Chateau Trotanoy 2004
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
While muscular, hard tannins are cause for concern, the structured, broodingly backward 2004 Trotanoy possesses plenty of meaty black cherry, forest floor, and damp earth characteristics. If everything comes together, it may merit an outstanding score, but at present, the sharpness/astringency of the tannin is troubling. Patience will definitely be required.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
Aromas of crushed fruit and flowers, with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit, ultrafine tannins and light toasty oak.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.