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  • 1970 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (12/4/2010)
    Decent to great nose from the start. First tatste indicated to me that the bottle was stored correctly. Cork was pulled intact. Some hints of cherry fruit on the palate, and even some low to mid tannins as well. Started to show signs of fading of stewed tomatoes after 45 minutes or so. Probably past its peak but for $65.00 US, it was a nice experiment.

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Sorry it didn't show better. 1970 was a wonderful vintage in Bordeaux. Only a few wines are not declining by now. A lot of excellent wines were produced and not only from the big names, Margaux excepted. The Latour, Montrose, and Petrus are still going strong. I'm sure a few others are.

Talbot frequently doesn't get the love it deserves. It's relatively consistent and occasionally outperforms many higher echelon wines, 1967 for example.

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