No Reserve set on this auction lot.
The excitement of the 1998 vintage is primarily focused in St.Emilion and Pomerol.It does not take a great palate to recognize wines that are often black in color,extremely ripe,thick and rich.In St.Emilion,Bordeaux’s most exciting appellation,given the extraordinary number of sexy wines being produced,there are few disappointments and many superb wines,though a shortage of true superstars.One of the silver linings of this vintage is how many tasty “little” wines I found in Bordeaux’s generic and satellite appelations “.
Robert Parker. (Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide,Sixth Edition).
A tasting note hot off the press for the 1998 TrotteVieille Premier Grand Cru Classe:-
“Decanted, and allowed to take its first breath after 22 years. It still had the potential for further years in the bottle, however I was incredibly satisfied that I had finally opened it. Vanilla and oak and hits of juicy blackberry fruit still present”.
Georgee. (Vivino. 4/1/2020).
And three recent tasting notes on Cellartracker on the 1998 TrotteVieille:-
“This wine is clearly at its peak. While my last bottle was marred by VA, this bottle showed no flaws. It had big black and blue fruit, truffle, earth, and espresso. A nice soft mouthfeel. Not overly complex, but this was very enjoyable. Medium finish with medium acidity. Should drink well for five more years”.
DRINKBORDEAUX. (Cellartracker. 26/1/2019).
“Great wine. Full bodied but mellowed with age. Earthy. Glad we opened now. Decanted for 30 minutes before our meal”.
MMILANAM. (Cellartracker. 1/5/2016).
“Lovely colour – Very dark still in the centre, glowing. After some time in the decanter, the nose was quite complex. Liquorice, cedar, spices, dark chocolate. Gentle, round and juicy on the palate, with good acidity and impressive minerality. Soft, but present tannins, great structure, youthful. The finish is pretty long and lingering. No rush”.
ROSSI.WINE. (Cellartracker. 11/1/2014).