WEINWISSER: "96 % Merlot, 4 % Cabernet Franc. Ungeheuer tiefgründiges, dicht verwobenes Bouquet, zarter Anflug von Wildkirsche, Graphit, Olivenpaste, Brasiltabak und rotem Johannisbeernektar. Am sehr komplexen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, kakaoartigem Tanningerüst, balancierter Rasse und muskulösem Körper. Im konzentrierten Finale eine Explosion schwarzbeeriger Konturen, dunkler Mineralik und königlicher Adstringenz. Ein Monument eines Weines, hier zücke ich ganz klar die Höchstnote. 2030 – 2065."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Floral and tensioned with precision that gives it incredible brightness. It’s dreamy and energetic with purity and serenity. Full-bodied yet structured and polished. Dynamic young wine. Merlot and cabernet franc blend."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Zart nach Velours und Nugat, dunkle Kirschen, Pflaumen, Orangenzesten, ein Hauch von Edelholz. Stoffig, kraftvoll, reife dunkle Frucht, runde Tannine, etwas Schokolade im Abgang, große Länge, sicheres Reifepotenzial für viele Jahre."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Lilacs, roses, citrus peel, Asian spice, smoke, espresso, chocolate, and red pit fruits create the intoxicating perfume. On the palate, the wine is equal parts, silk, velvet, lift, and opulence. The fruits deliver purity, persistence, vibrancy, and a velvet-drenched, textual mid-palate, and finish. The wine is deeply concentrated, intense, and light on its feet, making it effortless to drink. The seamless endnotes hold your focus for at least 60 seconds. The wine blends 96% Merlot with 4% Cabernet Franc. 14.7% ABV, 3.9 pH. Yields were were only 22 hectoliters per hectare. The harvest took place September 1 - September 19. Drink from 2028-2055."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „A blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2022 Trotanoy is deep garnet-purple in color. It is typically broody to start off with reluctant notions of tar, chargrill, and wild sage eventually giving way to a powerful core of plum preserves, black currant cordial, and blueberry pie, plus hints of rusty nails, cracked black pepper, fertile loam, and smoked meats. The full-bodied palate is so very taut and muscular, you could bounce a dime off it, delivering tightly wound layers of black fruits, earth, and mineral nuances, contained within a rock-solid frame of super-ripe, rounded tannins, finishing with epic length and depth. This is one for the lang-haul!"
VINUM: "Bleibt diskret in der Nase, doch wirkt fruchtiger als gewohnt; im Mund dann von verblüffender Dichte und immenser Tiefe, besonders raffiniertes Tannin, grosse Länge; verbindet Fruchtigkeit und Fleisch mit einmaligem Charakter und geradezu erratischer Kraft."
DECANTER: "A monumental wine from the Moueix stable this year giving remarkable power and intensity, and a certain headiness that only Pomerol can do, but with a stylish presentation that offers grip and bite. Bold and intense, plush in terms of texture, but the tannins have spiced edges which gives the definition and edges, making this quite a serious and also sharp and thrilling wine. The power is there no doubt, as well as excitement and tension. Compact though, not so linear, it's more coiled and all at the fore but still focussed, detailed and well defined. It's a baby, but an enormous one, this will need time to really expand but this has stunning potential. 7.2ha, gravel on clay."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Smoked earth, leather, graphite, and tobacco, as well as a massive amount of ripe red and black fruits, emerge from the 2022 Château Trotanoy, a rich, structured, powerful Pomerol with a stacked mid-palate, building tannins, and a great, great finish. It's one of the few Pomerols that has the capacity to match what they achieved in 2018 and 2020."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Trotanoy offers up rich aromas of blackberries, cherries, licorice and sweet spices, followed by a full-bodied, rich and tannic palate that's broad shouldered, powerful and concentrated. As ever, this is the most muscular, structured, robust wine in the Mouiex portfolio, a shorter than usual maceration notwithstanding, and it will require patience."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Aromatically lifted and fresh with more floral notes than usual. Sumptuous fruit on the palate, the texture smooth and refined but a big structure behind. Lively and long. Sublimated power."