James Suckling 93
The aromas are quite decadent in this second wine with green olives, plums and flowers. Medium to full body and firm, chewy tannins with a dusty coating. Driven and focused finish. A blend of 52% merlot, 46% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon. Second wine of Château TrotteVieille. This needs two or three years to come together, but already very pretty.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parker
Composed of 56% Cabernet Franc with Merlot and a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 La Vieille Dame de TrotteVieille is medium garnet-purple with quite an earthy/gamey nose with notions of unsmoked cigars and pencil lead over a cherry pie and blackberry tart core. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins and a crisp backbone supporting the muscular fruit, finishing a little firm.