Vinous – 91+
Saturated medium ruby. Very deep aromas of cassis and bitter chocolate are complicated by sweet spices and peppery underbrush. Big and broad in the mouth but showing a slightly cool personality, offering mineral and floral flavors that are energetic and pure. A bit youthfully austere today, with firm acidity and gripping tannins not yet completely integrated, but the power and depth of fruit are obvious even at this early stage. Forget about this one in the cellar for at least ten years. Trotanoy offers a noteworthy step up in concentration from all the other Moueix offerings in 2011 with the exception of Petrus.
Robert Parker – 92
Rich, dense, masculine and substantial, Trotanoy has produced a bigger wine than most 2011s. Similar to the masculinity and robustness of Gazin, with more mineral content, this medium to full-bodied, muscular effort will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Think black cherries, earth, baking spices and serious extract!
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5
Tasted blind. Mid garnet with a ruby rim. Highly aromatic and lifted. Rich and sweet but not heavy – though there is evolution of fruit plus tannin! Just a little dusty on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030