Jean-Louis Trocard is a vigneron perpetuating the great Bordeaux Superieur tradition and Chateau Trocard is counted among the fine Chateaux of Bordeaux. It is located on the gravel banks of the Isle River, a tributary of the Dordogne River, on soils that are the direct continuation of the Pomerol and Saint-Emilion banks.
The wine produced by Trocard is known for its remarkable consistency over the years despite the variable weather conditions Bordeaux experiences, with mild, wet weather and no dry season. The key to Trocard's success is terroir that quintessential word used to denote a specific region based upon the soil (gravel and siliceous clay in this case), climate, and the collective knowledge of the generations of people who have farmed the land. Trocard produces 250,000 bottles a year. This wine is stored in stainless steel vats and sees no oak.
This wine displays a classic Bordeaux red color in the glass, with a good concentration of fruity character. The wine exhibits notes of black and red fruits, complex and spicy aromas, pepper and clove flavors with a rich density on the palate. It is pleasingly fresh. Well-integrated tannins build up to a harmonious structure. It has a good finish, exhibiting red berry, gingerbread and blackcurrant. It can be enjoyed now, but will also reveal all its complexity after cellaring a few years. Pair it with roasted duck, Shepherd's pie, or with mushroom and lentil soup.