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Château Talbot Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1971

Member Review by CageyT:

Deep and rich berry aromas mixed with chocolate provided an intriguing opening in the bouquet. Decanting proved imperative, as there were many sediments and fines. The opaque wine, when held up to the light, looked like a deep red eclipse, with the outer edge of the oval showing very clear and the inner a translucent, mercurial, emotive red. A very silky and supple mouth feel. The berries and chocolate, as well as a slightly tangy sweet tomato, were dominant, with a flinty, graphite undertone. Pure heaven on the lips. A highly memorable 40th birthday gift!

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Château Talbot:
  Château Talbot is a Grand Cru Classé (Fourth Growth, Quatrième Cru) in Saint-Julien in Bordeaux, France. The estate was founded in the 15th century by Connétable John Talbot, English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated in the 1453 Battle of Castillon. It eventually fell into the hands of the Marquis of Aux, which lasted several decades before ... Read more
  Château Talbot is a Grand Cru Classé (Fourth Growth, Quatrième Cru) in Saint-Julien in Bordeaux, France. The estate was founded in the 15th century by Connétable John Talbot, English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated in the 1453 Battle of Castillon. It eventually fell into the hands of the Marquis of Aux, which lasted several decades before acquisition by Désiré Cordier in 1917. It was his son, Georges and his grandson, Jean, who propelled the estate to earn the reputation it achieved as one of the top wines of the Médoc in the later part of the 20th century. Jean Cordier’s daughter, Nancy Bignon Cordier and her husband, Jean-Paul Bignon, currently oversee production.    The vineyard area covers 102 hectares, with the majority devoted to red grape cultivation from vines averaging 42 years old. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant varietal, followed by Merlot and Petit Verdot. The whites (Caillou Blanc) are 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. In addition to Château Talbot, which represents nearly 60% of its production, the estate also produces Connétable Talbot as their second wine.  Read less

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Snooth User: CageyT
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01/30/2011

Deep and rich berry aromas mixed with chocolate provided an intriguing opening in the bouquet. Decanting proved imperative, as there were many sediments and fines. The opaque wine, when held up to the light, looked like a deep red eclipse, with the outer edge of the oval showing very clear and the inner a translucent, mercurial, emotive red. A very silky and supple mouth feel. The berries and chocolate, as well as a slightly tangy sweet tomato, were dominant, with a flinty, graphite undertone. Pure heaven on the lips. A highly memorable 40th birthday gift!




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