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External Reviews for Talbot St Julien Premier
This wine has turned out to be more impressive from bottle than it was in cask. It is a charming, intensely-scented wine with a telltale olive, earth, grilled beef, and black currant-scented bouquet soaring from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, with low acidity, and round, luscious, richly fruity flavors, this is a meaty, fleshy, delicious Talbot that can be drunk now. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012.
Sweet tobacco, berry and currant aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a fresh, racy aftertaste of currant and mineral. The texture of the tannins is very beautiful. Best after 2016. JS
Full medium ruby. Very primary nose of cassis, licorice, earth and leather, complicated by an almost exotic note of chocolate. Then suave, broad and dry, with a fine-grained texture and very good palate coverage. Doesnandrsquo;t currently show the lift or intensity of the best Medoc wines of the vintage, but offers a fleshy, solid impression and finishes with fairly sweet tannins for this property.
Very good, but slightly disappointing. More on the nose than on the palate. Extremely pretty aromas of berry and tobacco, with hints of vanilla. medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. A bit short. Drink now.
...one of the best Médocs of the vintage. It is dark ruby, with a well-focused personality brimming with spicy, chocolatey, blackcurrant fruit buttressed by good acidity and high tannins. If the tannins fade a little and the fruit takes over, this will be an outstanding wine. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2015.
Has big, rich, muscular style with St.-Julien grace, with powerful spice, oak and red currant flavors flanked by firm tannins that will require cellaring until 1994.
Full medium ruby. Very primary nose of cassis, licorice, earth and leather, complicated by an almost exotic note of chocolate. Then suave, broad and dry, with a fine-grained texture and very good palate coverage. Doesn't currently show the lift or intensity of the best Medoc wines of the vintage, but offers a fleshy, solid impression and finishes with fairly sweet tannins for this property.
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