"The final blend of 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot hit 14% natural alcohol. The yields were a low 20 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine reflects that. It is more evolved than many of the St.-Emilions in 2010, but perhaps the Cabernet Franc is giving it that wonderful juicy blueberry and floral set of aromatics. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure, surprisingly complex already, rich, savory, broad and long. It is not a blockbuster in the style of Troplong Mondot or Larcis Ducasse, for example, but it is a savory, complex, finely tuned wine to drink over the next 15+ years.
This is probably the finest Trottevieille I have tasted in my three decade-plus professional career. The Casteja family have certainly been doing everything they can to improve the quality at this estate."
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate" #205 auf www.erobertparker.com