The 1998 Trotanoy Pomerol 750 ml is from the Pomerol region of Bordeaux.
wa95Wine Advocate 95 points
The finest Trotanoy since the 1961, this structured, formidably-endowed, deep ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, super-rich wine exhibits notes of toffee, truffles, and abundant blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit. It cuts a large swath across the palate, and possesses copious but sweet tannin as well as a chewy, muscular mid-palate and finish. This is a compelling effort from one of the great vineyards of Pomerol. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Last tasted, 11/02.- Robert Parker Jr. (01/2003)
ws96Wine Spectator 96 points
Subtle and harmonious young red with berry, tobacco and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with masses of extremely polished, fine tannins that build on the palate. Finishes long, with milk chocolate and berry. Best after 2008. –JS WS
VN94Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 94 points
(95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.72 pH; IPT 71; 13.5% alcohol): Bright ruby-red with a hint of garnet at the rim. Knockout deep, nuanced nose of blackcurrant, red cherry, violets and truffle. Supple, broad and full in the mouth, with smoky blackberry, caramel and spicy pepper flavors. The finish is long and silky, with ultrasmooth tannins and a lingering mineral note. This impeccably balanced wine is utterly irresistible already. "An exceptional wine and one of the best examples of Trotanoy ever," according to Jean-Claude Berrouet. I couldn't agree more.- Ian D'Agata (3/212)