Tasting Notes Trotanoy 2000
This starts off with fabulous aromas of milk chocolate, plums and subtle spices. Full bodied, with super silky tannins and a long, long finish. Tight but just starting to open up. I'm loving the fresh acidity at the end. Needs another five to six years bottle age. Pull the cork in 2016.
This beautiful wine turned out slightly better than I had predicted seven years ago. Abundant sweet aromas of black cherries, damp earth, forest floor, and cocoa are both ripe and enticing. The wine is full-bodied, dense, and just beginning to shed its tannins. Generous and opulent, it is beginning to enter its plateau of full maturity, where it should remain for another 15-20 years.
A very deep, almost opaque garnet colour. A very intense nose of blackberry, plum, a touch of hoi sin and a touch of liquorice. Broody and backward but it will reward those with patience to cellar. The palate is full-bodied, quite tannic and suffused with puissance. Masculine, a touch of tobacco and roasted herbs on the back palate from the Cabernet Franc. Intense, quite conservative and introverted at the moment. Great length. A superb Trotanoy, but one presently closing down. Drink 2015-2035. Tasted May 2007.