Robert Parker 96
Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2008 Trotanoy has an attractive bouquet with engaging clarity and purity: raspberry preserve, wild strawberry, a trace of something almost medicinal just below the surface. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a crisp line of acidity, subtle notes of cedar and tar infusing the red berry fruit with a composed, structured finish with plenty of freshness and vigor. Classic in style, well crafted and sure to give another two decades of pleasure, this is a stupendous Trotanoy that is up there with the 2009 and 2010 . Yes, it’s that good and in fact, it kept on improving as it opened in the glass. Tasted December 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2050
Very slightly stewed on the nose. Very firm and youthful. Pungent. Linear and chewy. One of the longest-term Pomerols I have come across. Slightly tarry finish. Really fascinating!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030