1998 Saint Emilion – Chateaux Trotte Vieille…La Croix Melin – NO RESERVE

Winning Bid: £55.00

Two 75cl bottles of Saint Emilion,which have been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar since purchase.Apart from a couple of tiny nicks on the labels,they are in excellent condition,with both wine fills high into neck and labels and capsules in a very good state.

Wine Offer Status: Duty Paid, no VAT payable



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”.

(92 Points).

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”.

(92 Points).

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”.

(92 Points).

ROSSI.WINE. (Cellartracker.  11/1/2014).










Auction History

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Highest bidder was: Wineorack

Date Bid User Auto
2020-02-14 13:14:11£55.00Wineorack Auto
2020-02-14 13:14:11£50.00mikeloten
2020-02-13 20:52:01£41.00Wineorack Auto
2020-02-13 20:52:01£36.00mikeloten
2020-02-09 12:25:41£20.00Wineorack Auto
2020-02-09 12:25:41£15.00707
2020-01-14 19:50:39£10.00Wineorack
2020-01-12 11:55:29£5.00Nickkent
2020-01-09 14:18Auction started

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