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Score 96/100 · Robert Parker

A spectacular Pomerol that is dense ruby/purple with notes of beef blood, crème de cassis, black cherry liqueur, licorice, iron, and perhaps a touch of truffle. Full-bodied, opulent and clearly a blockbuster of 2012, this profound wine offers serious competition for Petrus and several other limited-production, high-quality Pomerols. This is a stunner from the Moueix firm and should age well for 20-25 years. The final blend was 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, with only 2,000 cases produced.| eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

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96/100

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96
96/100

Robert Parker

18
18/20

Jancis Robinson MW

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18 points
Jancis Robinson MW
Score 18/20 · Jancis Robinson MW

Tasted blind. Wonderfully polished dark crimson. Sweet succulent start and lots of gorgeousness. Sinewy, juicy, full of life. Transparent rather than concentrated. Lovely balance. Jan 2016, jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2018-2032

96 points
Neal Martin
Score 96/100 · Neal Martin

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Trotanoy is clearly blossoming in bottle. Over almost 20 years of tasting out of barrel, I cannot recall a Trotanoy that has so surpassed its showing at en primeur. It has a well-defined bouquet that initially seems straightforward. Don't be fooled...it opens in the glass and reveals subtle red berry fruit, truffle and ferrous aromas. There is stunning definition and poise here. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin. There is a core of wonderful Cabernet Franc here, the acidity extremely well judged with a precise, sustained finish. This is a sophisticated Pomerol with elan and no more, no less than a fabulous Trotanoy. Tasted January 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com

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Trotanoy

Château Trotanoy was one of the first recognised Premier Cru sites on the Pomerol plateau, with records dating back to the late 1700s. Even back in the nineteenth century it was seen as the best site in Pomerol second only to Vieux Château Certan.

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