Chateau Trottevieille Saint Emilion Grand Cru [Pre-arrival] 2019
JS96-97: 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.
JD92-94: More blue fruits, spring flowers, and violet notes emerge from the 2019 Château Trotte Vieille, a medium to full-bodied, beautifully elegant, silky 2019. I love its tannin quality, and it has nicely integrated acidity as well as a great finish. It’s one of the finest vintages of this cuvée I’ve tasted.
VM94-96: 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.