Chateau Talbot 2014
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