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Chateau Talbot 2014

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    The 2014 Talbot felt reticent and tightly knit on the nose, so I placed my glass to one side and allowed it to aerate for 15-20 minutes. This paid dividends as it revealed blackcurrant, smoke and tobacco aromas, hints of boysenberry with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite structure and perhaps needing more flow. It feels a little rigid at the moment and I would want more persistence and depth on the finish. Let's see how this ages in bottle, because it certainly showed improvement between samples in October 2016 and February 2017.

     

    Country/Region: France, Saint Julien

    Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 32%, Petit Verdot 6%

    Bottle Size: 750ml

    Robert Parker: 90+ / 100