Tasting Notes Trotanoy 2002
The 2002 Trotanoy has definitely improved since our last encounter four years ago. Here it has a deep colour. The nose is well defined if conservative with graphite infused black fruit and cedar. The medium-bodied palate is structured, the tannins remaining firm in the mouth and has developed an attractive ferrous, slightly attenuated finish. Perhaps this is a little hard going, but it is drinking well now. Tasted March 2013.
Deep plum/ruby with a nose of new saddle leather, damp earth, truffles, black cherries, and minerals, this formidably endowed, powerful, virile wine possesses loads of muscle and tannin, but I question if the requisite depth of fruit/extract is there to balance out the wine's structure. In any event, it is a ruggedly constructed wine that should be at its best between 2008 and 2016.