Tasting Notes Trotanoy 2001
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year On horizontal. This has a very earthy bouquet with touches of rusty nail and undergrowth, but well defined if lacking a little vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins on the entry, some leafy Cabernet Franc here. Good acidity, masculine with a slightly foursquare finish but fine length and dimension. This has more to give and indeed, returning after two hours this has retained such vigour and sinew...but it's a bit of a beast at the moment. Tasted March 2011.
This virile, muscular offering's dense plum/garnet color is followed by aromas of saddle leather, undergrowth, and black fruits. Made in a brooding, medium-bodied, backward style for the vintage, it possesses good weight and richness, firm tannin, and a hint of truffles. Less charming and developed than La Fleur-Petrus, this powerful, structured 2001 requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 12-15.