Chateau Trotte Vieille 2008
- Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- Red Wine
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru wines are produced under slightly tighter production restrictions than regular Saint-Émilion wines. As with other grand cru appellations, the intention behind this is to improve the quality, and to distinguish the area's finer wines from the more everyday wines.
Red Bordeaux Blends are known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux, although there is an unlimited range of terms that have been ascribed to them. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure.
Tasting note: "Medium ruby-red color with dark pigmentation. Fruit aromas on the nose are restrained with leafy aromas & earthy notes. Dark fruits have leafy touches and there is toasty oak. Acidity is fresh, alcohol is balanced, but the plentifil tannins are quite angular and the fruit on the finish is closed-up leaving it without life or livliness."