One in a Saint-émil­ion

The Saint-émil­ion premier cru Château Trotte Vieille has a long his­tory of mak­ing out­stand­ing wines, but it’s of­ten over­shad­owed by some of the re­gion’s more fa­mous names. James Suck­ling vis­ited the es­tate in Jan­uary and tasted 17 dif­fer­ent vin­tages—datin

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life Wine -

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Amaz­ing, with dense, ripe fruit. Hint of raisins shows the ripeness of the vin­tage. Full body, vel­vety tan­nins and lively acid­ity. En­er­getic— and a joy to drink. A fan­tas­tic rev­e­la­tion. So fresh and bright. Very lin­ear and long, and full-bod­ied yet tight. High­lights the ex­cel­lence of that year on the Right Bank. Shows such fo­cus and pre­ci­sion. A full body, pow­er­ful and long. Salty, min­eral char­ac­ter as well as ripe fruit. Fab­u­lous com­plex­ity. Great now, but has a long life ahead of it. Big, rich style with a full body. Ex­otic, ex­u­ber­ant, juicy and sexy. Drink or hold. Ex­otic aro­mas of black­berry, blue­berry and plum tart. Full body, vel­vety tan­nins and an in­tense fin­ish. Pow­er­ful and flavour­ful. Clos­ing down now, but still su­perb. Bet­ter in 2020.

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