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Talbot St Julien Premier 2005
Complex notes of fruit, herbs and spice. Restrained yet alluring. A beautifully pitched palate weight, delivering the ripe balance of the vintage in a sleek style. From 2012.Add winemaker's notes
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Complex notes of fruit, herbs and spice. Restrained yet alluring. A beautifully pitched palate weight, delivering the ripe balance of the vintage in a sleek style. From 2012.
A strong effort for Talbot, the 2005 is more showy and forward than most wines of this vintage. While there is plenty of tannin, it is sweet and well-concealed behind an intriguing bouquet of sweet herbs, licorice, smoked game, black currants, and cherries. This fleshy, medium to full-bodied St.-Julien exhibits a silky sweetness to its texture and tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2020+.
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
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: Nowndash;2012.
[Barrel tasting] Wonderful aromas of black currants and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with masses of velvety tannins and a long, classy finish. Almost classic. Best Talbot in years.
hellip;one of the best Meacute;docs 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: 1997ndash;2015.
To my surprise, the in the bottle tastings revealed a supple, open-knit, surprisingly accessible and open-styled wine. Although not a blockbuster, this outstanding St.-Julien reveals admirable richness, a layered texture, sweet tannin, and abundant quantities of smoky cassis, licorice, herb, earth, and leather characteristics. With complex aromatics and splendid richness, it admirably blends power with elegance. Some tannin suggests 2ndash;3 years of cellaring might be warranted, but drinking it now hardly seems like infanticide. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2020.
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