The 1978 Talbot is a vintage that has escaped my palate until now. At four decades it has an attractive animally, dried-blood and sous-bois tinged nose that you could almost mistake for an old Rhône! The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, touches of black pepper and tobacco with an “old school”, light but fresh finish. It is a very classic old Saint-Julien but fair dues – this Talbot seems to be holding up well still giving pleasure. ~90VM, Neal Martin
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Dry, medium body, medium acidity, smooth medium tannin, strong meaty aroma, leathery, tobacco, some mineral, medium length
Garnet with brown hue. Developed bouquet of leather, tobacco, cigar box, savoury. Layers of complex fruit, long finish. This is what drinking old Bordeaux is all about.
Dunno, was it because it came as the last bottle of the '78 flight, but it did show off being powerful yet elegant and really delicious!
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