Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: February 3, 2019 (JS-87-88)
This is the first year that Nicolas Thienpont took over the consulting and the wine shows improvement. Perfumed and floral with hints of dark fruits such as plums. Medium body, with firm tannins and a lean, silky finish.
Source: Wine Advocate; Published: Apr 30, 2014 (RP-87)
A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, this property used to taste like a Bordeaux version of Beaujolais (25 years ago). However, that is no longer the case. The deep ruby/purple-colored 2011 Trimoulet exhibits good fruit as well as white chocolate and berry-scented notes intermixed with licorice, oak and spice. This is a well-made offering from a property that appears to be making a comeback. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years.
Drink Date: 2014 – 2021
Cecile Jean embodies the ninth generation of this family Trimoulet Castle. It continues the work undertaken by his ancestors from the early 19th century to value this beautiful terroir sometimes chalky clay, sometimes sandy, with the western part of the vineyard, the presence of the famous iron oxide.
The 17 hectares of vines are planted on the north side of the town of Saint-Emilion, where the beautiful freshness which supplies the wines even in warmer vintages. The planting favors Merlot (60%), alongside Cabernet Franc (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wines of Chateau Trimoulet show is powerful, concentrated, expressive of raspberry, blackberry and blackcurrant, with vanilla and spicy touch.