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One of the best young Talbots I had. $35 well spent.Perfumy Bordeaux, that was new to me. '03 vintage has plenty of pleasant surprises.
 
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I had this wine three days ago. Talbot is usually kind of austere and woody bordeaux,but this 2003 is different. It is very refreshing to drink and the nose alone was very appetizing. Everying is well-balanced and the tannin is very silk and soft. Don't afraid to drink it young and you'll surprise. Lovely claret. 90pts


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  • 2003 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (2/12/2013)
    Pretty, smooth, lush, fairly long finish. The cigar box is now the dominant flavor in this wine with some dark fruit, kind of pruny. Very good.

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  • 2003 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (2/12/2013)
    Pretty, smooth, lush, fairly long finish. The cigar box is now the dominant flavor in this wine with some dark fruit, kind of pruny. Very good.

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Damn you, aphilla!

You of all scholars and a man of means... the virus you introduce yet again? Razz Smack
 
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That was a great bottle of wine.


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  • 2003 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (2/12/2013)
    Pretty, smooth, lush, fairly long finish. The cigar box is now the dominant flavor in this wine with some dark fruit, kind of pruny. Very good.

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Damn you, aphilla!

You of all scholars and a man of means... the virus you introduce yet again? Razz Smack


????


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Decanted for about 2 hours before serving. The nose has a typical St Julien cigar box that predominates, with some dark fruit and pencil shavings as well.

On the palate, the wine is lush, ripe and sweet as expected for the vintage. However, it possesses more than adequate balance to keep it elegant and fresh. A mildly sweet and oaky finish.

I've been reading a lot recently about the 2003 Bordeaux drying out and that there is an urgency to drink them up, but I see no evidence of that, based on this showing.


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I've been reading a lot recently about the 2003 Bordeaux drying out and that there is an urgency to drink them up, but I see no evidence of that, based on this showing.


No evidence of that on the wines I've tried either.


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I've been reading a lot recently about the 2003 Bordeaux drying out and that there is an urgency to drink them up, but I see no evidence of that, based on this showing.


No evidence of that on the wines I've tried either.


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I do feel that some of the "seconds" are in a good place now. Producers like Cos, the Pichon's, & the Leoville's are drinking great with some air. '03 might be the perfect mix of impatience/ patience...IMO Winner
 
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  • 2003 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (2/12/2013)
    Pretty, smooth, lush, fairly long finish. The cigar box is now the dominant flavor in this wine with some dark fruit, kind of pruny. Very good.

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Damn you, aphilla!

You of all scholars and a man of means... the virus you introduce yet again? Razz Smack


????

He is referring to the fact that you bumped a thread started by a banned board member who was often referred to as either the "Virus" or the "Monkey".

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I'll take the Virus over the Disingenuous Secretary any day.


Just one more sip.
 
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The two of you deserve each other.

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Oh, don't be bitter. Banana


Just one more sip.
 
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Oh, don't be bitter. Banana

Instead of a dancing banana emoticon, can you find a dancing monkey? It would be far more appropriate.

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