($3500) Medium-deep red. Slightly roasted, liqueur-like aromas of cherry, raspberry, roasted plum, caramel, dark chocolate and bonfire. A huge wine with great sweetness and chewy depth. Compelling flavors of jammy fruits and truffle. A massive wine kept miraculously firm by its minerally grip. The major tannins saturate the teeth and palate. Another magical '61, fully mature now but capable of holding for another decade or two. Had there been a vote for the wine of the weekend, this would certainly have rated among the top two or three bottles. The Rest of the 1982s
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2002
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19
Blackish crimson, brick rim. Black cherries on the nose. Very opulent and arresting. Fragrant and charming and lovely. Round and mellow and lots of sweet interest. Meaty, lacquer of duck (as in Peking duck). Not enormous but very, very true and difficult to spit. Intense. My favourite even when I thought it was a 1990!
Author: Jancis Robinson
Tasted 7 Times With Consistent Notes The 1961, which I have consistently rated between 96 and 100, is unquestionably the greatest Trotanoy in the post World War II era. The wine's saturated, thick, inky, plummy color reveals slight amber at the edge. The magnificent bouquet of jammy black-raspberries, smoke, cloves, tar, and caramel is a knock-out. With dense, unctuous, thick, sweet, rich flavors loaded with glycerin and extract, this massive, full-bodied, stunningly rich, fully mature wine is capable of lasting for another 10-20 years.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Holds its own with P‚trus and Lafleur. It's a ripe-tasting, firm and chunky-textured wine that's rich and chocolaty in character and laced with fine, thick tannins.