Tasting Notes Trotanoy 1997
This wine is an atypically structured, rich, powerful wine for the vintage, with hard tannin in the finish. Ripe and medium-bodied, with surprising depth as well as copious quantities of plum, cherry, currant, truffle, herb, and earth aromas and flavors, this effort requires 2-3 years of cellaring, but it should age for 12-15+ years.
A deep garnet hue with youthful rim. The nose has moderate intensity: cedar, antique shop, dust black fruits with a touch of freshly tilled soil. This does gain some intensity in the glass though. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp acidity, but harmonious with some attractive tobacco and savoury fruits. Tight, a little dour perhaps, but it has an understated natural elegance that serves it well. Drink now. Tasted September 2006.