Château Trotte Vieille, Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France, 2000
Grapes: A blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 52% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12ha vineyard on clay/limestone soil, 60 year average vine age including a Cabernet Franc plot from 1868, sustainable agriculture, manual harvest, 18-24 months' ageing in new French oak barrels
This is the finest Trotte Vieille proprietor Philippe Casteja has yet produced. Over the last few years, Casteja has been making strong efforts to improve the quality of not only Trottevielle, but also his other estates, particularly Batailley in Pauillac and Domaine l'Eglise in Pomerol.
Chateau Tasting Note:
The sumptuous Bordeaux colour with black reflections announces a very expressive bouquet: cherry, cooked fruits, hazelnut, almond, mineral and woody notes. The palate is fresh, fruity, supported by fine and spicy tannins.
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"Somewhat closed and monolithic, this deep plum/ruby/purple-colored wine has notes of blackberry, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla in the tight but emerging aromatics. It is medium-bodied, elegant, pure, but may not quite have the depth, sweetness, and overall volume of the 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019"
89/100 points, Robert Parker, WINE ADVOCATE, 2003
"Complex aromas of dark and dried fruits, plums and dried meat. Full body with a dense palate and refined tannins. Decadent but fresh: a beautiful contrast. One of the best ever from Trotte Vieille."
94/100 points, James Suckling
This is part of a restaurateurs private collection. The wines from the collection are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder.
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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