Trotte Vieille 600cl 2016
Château Trotte Vieille is one of the oldest and most respected estates in Saint-Émilion and has some of the oldest vines of Bordeaux. The 2016 release is, once again, an excellent wine though unusually has a slightly higher percentage of Cabernet Franc (53%) than Merlot (45%) with the balance of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is endowed with lovely layers of rich black fruits and exudes effortless freshness, though it will need a little longer for the new oak to integrate further. Drink from 2025 onwards.