2003 Chateau Talbot, St Julien

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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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
  • 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


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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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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
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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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
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.


+1

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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Originally posted by aphilla:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by aphilla:
  • 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.

Posted from CellarTracker


Damn you, aphilla!

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


????

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".

VM
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Originally posted by Vino Me:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Oh, don't be bitter. dance

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

VM


Didn't see this until now. Maybe a dancing secretary who keeps topping its own posts. Haven't found one yet.
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Originally posted by aphilla:
  • 2003 Château Talbot - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (11/28/2015)
    Wow. This was an amazing bottle. Everything nicely balanced - dark fruit, cigar box, some pencil lead, some nice mineral undertones. Only ding against this is that it's a little short on the finish, but when it hits the palate, it's really fantastic.

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Thanks for the note. I had this a couple of years ago and it was much as you say. One bottle left in the cellar! Contrary to what a lot of people say about the 03s I haven't really found any of them to be out of balance and I think most have a long life ahead.

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