Château Trotte Vieille

About Château Trotte Vieille

Historical records indicate that Château Trotte Vieille could have been producing wines as early as 1435, making the estate one of the oldest properties in St-Émilion. Reportedly named after an old lady whom residents of St-Émilion referred to as an “old trot”, Château Trotte Vieille was gifted by Marcel Borie in 1949 to his son-in-law, Emile Castéja, whose family also owned Château Lynch-Moussas, Château Batailley and Château du Domaine-de-LEglise. The 33-hectare vineyard of Château Trotte Vieille consists of a single block of vines located not far from Château Troplong  Mondot and Château Pavie Macquin. Vines are old, averaging close to 50 years, with some pre-phylloxera vines over 140 years old! The estate produces about 30,000 bottles of its first wine every year, which is a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. There is also a second wine, the “La Vieille Dame de Trotte Vieille”.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Trotte Vieille 2003 (12x75cl)
HK$6,455.00
2003

Trotte Vieille 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

Performing better than I remember en premieur, the still vigorous, intact 2003 Trottevieille exhibits a dark plum/garnet color in addition to notes of cedarwood, spice box, red and black currants, licorice and graphite. Deep, fresh and well-delineated, it should drink nicely for 5-8 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$6,455.00
Trotte Vieille 2005 (12x75cl)
HK$9,045.00
2005

Trotte Vieille 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

Owned by the Castéja family, Trottevieille has one parcel of some of the oldest vines in St.-Emilion. Dense purple, the 2005 is better at age 10 then earlier. The wine has beautiful blueberry, plum and blackcurrant fruit, an attractive underlying minerality, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a long, layered, complex finish. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 93 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$9,045.00
Trotte Vieille 2007 (12x75cl)
HK$5,930.00
2007

Trotte Vieille 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89)

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Trottevieille has a pleasing leathery, undergrowth-scented bouquet that feels fully mature, although there is commendable vigor here (more so than the 2007 Canon). The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin, a keen thread of acidity and moderate depth but impressive focus towards the finish. It is fully mature with those ferrous and bell pepper notes on the finish, but I can see this offering another decade's worth of drinking pleasure, no problem. One to look out for. Tasted February 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 89 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$5,930.00
Trotte Vieille 2008 (12x75cl)
HK$7,445.00
2008

Trotte Vieille 2008 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

92-94 Barrel sample. A serious, but elegant wine. It has structure, but that is put in second place to the fresh black plum and dried fig fruits. Lively acidity to give the wine an extra freshness
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
4-5 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 93 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$7,445.00
Trotte Vieille 2008 (6x75cl)
HK$3,150.00
2008

Trotte Vieille 2008 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

92-94 Barrel sample. A serious, but elegant wine. It has structure, but that is put in second place to the fresh black plum and dried fig fruits. Lively acidity to give the wine an extra freshness
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 93 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$3,150.00
Trotte Vieille 2015 (1x600cl)
HK$7,035.00
2015

Trotte Vieille 2015 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (98-99)

This is phenomenal. Greatest wine from here. Such class and power. It starts off slowly and then goes on for minutes. Full body. Yet racy. The new 1961Trotte.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98-99 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$7,035.00
Trotte Vieille 2016 (12x75cl)
HK$8,120.00
2016

Trotte Vieille 2016 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

The polish and intensity to this are really impressive with such finesse and balance. Full-bodied yet tight and gorgeous. Tight and reserved. Such ethereal beauty. Finish goes on for minutes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$8,120.00
Trotte Vieille 2016 (1x600cl)
HK$6,445.00
2016

Trotte Vieille 2016 (1x600cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

The polish and intensity to this are really impressive with such finesse and balance. Full-bodied yet tight and gorgeous. Tight and reserved. Such ethereal beauty. Finish goes on for minutes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$6,445.00
Trotte Vieille 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$4,060.00
2016

Trotte Vieille 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

The polish and intensity to this are really impressive with such finesse and balance. Full-bodied yet tight and gorgeous. Tight and reserved. Such ethereal beauty. Finish goes on for minutes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$4,060.00
Trotte Vieille 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$3,665.00
2017

Trotte Vieille 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94-95)

This shows wonderful depth and tannin quality with incredible elegance and completeness. Medium to full body and racy tannins. Strength, too. It’s the acid that drives the the tannins and keeps them serious and fine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-95 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$3,665.00

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