I don't know what the 1961 Trotanoy tasted like in its youth, but the 2009 unquestionably surpasses the 1982 (which was the finest effort since the 1961) and eclipses anything made since. By far the greatest Trotanoy of my professional career, the 2009 boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as a meaty, earthy nose buttressed by enormous quantities of black fruits, cherries, and spice. Abundant glycerin, viscosity, purity, and elegance are all part of this massive, exuberant, powerful Trotanoy. One of the most prodigious wines of the vintage, it should come into its own in 8-10 years, and last 30-40 years thereafter. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2058. Robert Parker
Wine Director Heritage Food and Wine
Boozy but great
Boozy but great9.3
Amazingly already with a long road ahead of it #nywe14
Amazingly already with a long road ahead of it #nywe149.5
Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall
One of those wines I wished we bought every year.
One of those wines I wished we bought every year.9.3
John Van Trijp
Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!
Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!9.5