St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
Château Trotte Vieille, 1GCC
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18.25 James Lawther MW 18 Steven Spurrier 17
Discreet leafy nose, no fruit bomb, but has finesse. Medium-bodied – more elegance than power. It’s svelte, taut and elegant, with fine-grained tannins and a zesty, long finish. Finely balanced – this will grow as it matures.
Price £80–£104 Albany Vintners, Berry Bros & Rudd, Christopher Keiller, Farr Vintners, Millésima