"Composed of 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2008 Trotte Vieille achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. It exhibits abundant oak, some minerality, moderately high tannins and a touch of austerity. Nevertheless, it offers sweet currants, black cherries and hints of cedarwood as well as underbrush. Drink it over the next 10-12 years."
Robert Parker 88+ Punkte
"Like the other estates of proprietor Philippe Casteja, there has been a dramatic increase in quality at this property over the last 7-8 years. The 2008 exhibits a dense purple color along with a sweet perfume of black fruits, spring flowers, licorice, and a hint of earth. Medium to full-bodied and pure with a beautiful texture, good acidity, and high levels of sweet tannin, it will require 2-4 years of cellaring, and should drink well for two decades or more."
Robert Parker 90-93 Punkte