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Trotte Vieille 2023

Trotte Vieille

Case Format: 6x75cl

Drinking Window: 2055.0

Château Trotte Vieille is a 10-hectare estate based in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux. Purchased by Marcel Borie in 1955, it has since belonged to the négociant house Borie-Manoux. Its name derives from the legend of “the old trotting lady” who spent her time trotting around the area in search of gossip.
Located on a slope east of Saint- Émilion its 10-hectare walled vineyard is planted with Merlot (c.50%), Cabernet Franc (c.45%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (c.5%). The final blend is mature in 80% new oak barriques for 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. The wine boasts a powerful yet elegant nose of red and black fruits, complete with balanced tannins and excellent structure.

£338.00 IN BOND


Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2023 Trotte Vieille is deep garnet-purple in color. The first impression is WOW! It prances out of the glass with showy notes of ripe black plums, mulberries, and blackberry pie followed by hints of candied violets, cedar chest, cinnamon stick, and clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers electric tension, with super-fine satiny-smooth tannins and intense black fruit and baking spice layers, finishing long and fragrant. Along with the 2022, this is the best Trotte Vieille Ive tasted. The blend is 53% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an alcohol of 13.5%. “The new vat room was finished in 2021 for Trotte Vieille,” commented owner Frédéric Castéja. “This made a big difference to what we could achieve this year. The aim was to respect the fruit, keep the freshness, and make wines that are not too tannic and aggressive when young. This is the opposite of the wines from the 1990s.”

Georgina Hindle

Dark nose, such a TrotteVieille signature scent. Fragrant, spiced blackcurrant, deeply scented and heady notes on the nose. Structured and supple, this has energy and movement but with a layered structure and filling texture, so precise but it’s the texture that captivates - nothing harsh, not too tart or too acidic, round and plump but not overly plush with a soft chew to the tannins, this is fabulous! Gorgeous purity and precision and an elegant length. Well balanced with a gorgeous lick of minerality and saltiness. Supremely stylish, feels complete but just toned down a notch, and all the better for it. . 100% new oak. Quite accomplished. 3.4-3.5pH.


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