Tasting Notes Trotanoy 1982
Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy's 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. The Trotanoy is a masterful wine. It seems a little distant at first with reluctant aromas of black truffle, blackberry and sous-bois, unfurling like a burlesque dancer on a go-slow protest. With time, it exposes a hint of iron filing, the later briary and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture. It is beautifully balanced with that ferrous leitmotif more pronounced in the mouth than on the nose. There is a gentle crescendo of flavours that is not as explosive as Lafleur '82, but is perhaps cut from a similar cloth. Tasted November 2012.
What a classic Pomerol with brown sugar, chocolate and black olive aromas as well as ripe fruits. It's full-bodied with super velvety tannins and a luscious and delicious finish. Drink now.
The fully mature 1982 is the finest Trotanoy produced after the 1961 and 1970, and before the 1998 and 2008. There is considerable garnet at the edge, but plenty of sweet kirsch, herb, truffle, and earthy notes emerge from the wine's complex, explosive aromatics, as well as beautiful glycerin and sweetness. It has been at its peak of maturity for at least five years, and should be drunk over the next 4-5 years. Release price: ($325.00/case)