2005 Talbot (St-Julien)

Origin
St-Julien, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
92 pts, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Apr 2017 88-90 Robert Parker, eRobertparker.com 92-94 James Suckling, winespectator.com 88-91 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 17.5 Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

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2005 Talbot (St-Julien)

Media Reviews

Neal Martin

Tasted single blind at Southwold. One of the best Chateau Talbot in recent years with a striking nose of Doris plum and damson, smoke developing with aeration and then ripe blueberry scents. Perhaps it is a bit heavy handed with the oak. The palate has good extraction, sappy black fruit, nice acidity with touches of iodine. It is surprisingly lush and expressive on the finish. This is a Talbot that should motor along nicely for two decades, maybe more. Drink 2011-2030. Tasted January 2009. 92 points

Stephen Tanzer

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. 88-91 points

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