Château Trotte Vieille, 2009

This has a classical nose of chocolate and mint, with a characteristic touch of varnish: old lacquer on a Japanese screen. It mellows into something evolving, with fabric sticking plasters, blood orange peel, and juniper. In the mouth, the intense, powerful dark fruit fades away onto a thinner, shorter finish than expected. This wine lacks the complexity on the palate that it possesses on the nose. High acidity stops it from being heavy or hot, but thins it out a little and seems imperfectly integrated.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2029

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux Ten Years On

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Ella Lister

Global Stockist

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