Bordeaux

2017 Château Trottevieille

$1,314.00
6 x 750ml
Wonderfully perfumed with decadence and richness, showing crushed berries, fresh flowers, wet earth, orange peel and peaches. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, yet very tight and reserved with ultra-fine yet strong tannins. It goes on for minutes on the palate, giving a balanced and beautiful feel all along the way. A blend of 56% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 1% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023 and onward. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
96 POINTS
James Suckling

Wonderfully perfumed with decadence and richness, showing crushed berries, fresh flowers, wet earth, orange peel and peaches. Mushrooms, too. Full-bodied, yet very tight and reserved with ultra-fine yet strong tannins. It goes on for minutes on the palate, giving a balanced and beautiful feel all along the way. A blend of 56% cabernet franc, 43% merlot and 1% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023 and onward.

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95 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Très classique dans l’approche avec des nuances d’agrumes, de fruits rouges rôtis. Attaque surprenante de vinosité et de plénitude pour le cru, on devine de la concentration de vieilles vignes, des peaux mûres, le vin et dense, classieux dans ses tanins, parfumé, long, hyper racé. Grand.

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94 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Always a serious style of wine, this vintage has added intense fruits as well as tannins. Its concentration and dry core promise long aging while its fruit weight and fine acidity result in a bright finish. Drink from 2024.

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94 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Trotte Vieille gives up notes of baked plums, stewed black cherries and dried mulberries with touches of spice cake, chocolate box and new leather with a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has great density and weight with a firm level of rounded tannins and lovely freshness, finishing on a compelling mineral note. Drinking Window : 2023 - 2048

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94 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

This has an impressive balance, hugely powerful with textural raspberry, redcurrant and bilberry fruit - a lovely autumnal register. There is even more Cabernet Franc in here than usual, and it stands out for its austerity, but that is to be expected at this stage, and the zip and bounce suggest it will age very well. Harvested 21-26 September. 100% new oak. Drinking Window 2025 - 2038

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92 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 TrotteVieille is a deep, beguiling and super-intriguing wine. Mocha, tobacco and spice start to emerge from the glass. There is good depth overall, but the oak imprint is strong to the point of being overpowering.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 TrotteVieille was impacted by the frost, more the Merlot than the Cabernet Franc according to Frédéric Castèja. It was picked between 21 and 26 September. It has a tightly wound bouquet with black cherries, cedar, juniper and a light seawater aroma. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite structured in the mouth with plenty of tobacco-infused, black peppery dark fruit towards the finish with quite a long peppery aftertaste thanks to the Cabernet Franc.

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90 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Château Trotte Vieille comes from the upper plateau and is 55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a pretty, elegant, incredibly floral wine (no doubt due to the high Cabernet Franc) that’s medium-bodied, balanced, and silky. It’s aging in 100% new French oak, but it certainly doesn’t taste like it, and it shines for its purity of fruit, fine tannin, and undeniable elegance.

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Winemakers Note

Château Trottevieille: Unveiling the Elegance of an Exceptional Terroir The name is told to be derived from the fact that an old lady lived there in this chartreuse in the 14th century. This lady would frequently stroll down to a nearby crossroads where stagecoaches made their stop during their journeys from Bordeaux. Given her penchant for hurrying to catch these coaches, the people of Saint-Émilion affectionately referred to her as 'la trotte vieille'—the 'old trot.' Elevated to the Premier Grand Cru of Saint-Émilion classification in 1955, Château TrotteVieille is celebrated as one of the finest wines in Saint-Émilion. Marcel Borie, smitten by its charm, acquired the property in 1947, and today, the estate is overseen by the Castéja family. Situated on a superb slope to the east of the village of Saint-Émilion, the vineyard encompasses a 12-hectare terroir, evenly divided between Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. Remarkably, Château TrotteVieille remains one of the rare estates to still cultivate ancient Cabernet Franc vines, tracing their roots back over 140 years, pre-dating the devastating phylloxera outbreak.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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