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Trottevieille 2019

SubregionSt Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

This Saint Emilion property is owned by the Casteja family of Chateau Batailley. Quality has been impressive here in recent vintages.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019TrottevieilleBT50600.001293/95 NM6066.66666666666795.0093.00Trottevieille0.75
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Trotte Vieille has a ripe black cherry, raspberry preserve and iodine-scented bouquet that becomes floral with continued aeration. This is an exuberant nose that displays impressive purity. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit laced with black pepper and a pinch of sea salt, very cohesive and demonstrating fine grip on the finish. This is a classy offering from a much improved Saint-Émilion, especially in terms of the detail on the finish. Excellent. Tasted from bottle and half-bottle. 2024 - 2050

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

A really classy, beautiful red with seduction and force at the finish. Aromas and flavors of currants, wet earth and truffles, as well as mushrooms. Full bodied, tight and tannic. Toned and steely. A new, traditional style. 49% cabernet franc, 48% merlot and 3% cabernet sauvignon.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020

The 2019 TrotteVieille is rich and explosive in the glass. A whole range of intense floral notes appears first, followed by inky dark fruit, espresso, licorice, new leather and cedar overtones that open up over time. A wine of power and stature, the 2019 is drop-dead gorgeous. There is so much complexity to the 2019 that it is hard to move on in this tasting. In a word: dazzling.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

Deep ruby purple in the glass with a brilliant, aromatic nose of violets and blue fruits. The paalte is silky, soft and refined, the ripe tannins allowing the blueberry core to shine through. There is a hint of savoury menthol and cedar, and just a hint of green peppercorn that adds freshness with vibrant acidity. This is finely etched and forward, with compact precision and juicy approachability. A great effort this year.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

Blackberry, raspberry and cappuccino-laced liquorice notes on the attack. As ever with Trotte Vieille there is clear and present austerity that comes through as chalky tannins and fresh acidities that scrape through the finish along slate walls adding a kick of salinity. Takes its time to open and is really one you need to sit with. As it relaxes in the glass the peony and iris floral notes become clear, showcasing the Cabernet Franc in the wine, with smoked coffee beans ensuring a gourmet edge. Good stuff. Drinking Window 2027 - 2044

Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020
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