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1990 Chateau Talbot

By Chateau Talbot

1990 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot, St-Julien, Bordeaux

Embracing the epitome of a classic St-Julien, the 1990 Chateau Talbot offers an insight into a vintage that captures Bordeaux's fortitude and elegance. Thirty years hence, one finds in the glass a culmination of meticulous viticulture and sagacious winemaking – a testament to the lasting legacy of this treasured estate.


The Pinnacle of Investment Calibre

Strategically sought by fine wine investors, the 1990 Chateau Talbot stands as one of the most investable wines from this esteemed producer. It encapsulates a year which Bordeaux lovers venerate for its remarkable balance and structure; characteristics that are quintessentially personified in this robust yet refined offering.


An Exquisite Mosaic of Complex Flavours

The particular meteorological idiosyncrasies of 1990 blessed Bordeaux with an exceptionally warm and dry season, punctuated by timely rains – a benevolent patronage that bestowed upon Chateau Talbot's terroir an opportunity to yield grapes of profound ripeness. The result is a vintage replete with rich, dark fruit flavours seamlessly blending with earthy undertones and mature tannins. A bouquet redolent of blackcurrants, cedarwood, and subtle hints of tobacco unfolds gracefully, carrying with it the precision of aged leather – confirming its status as a remarkably well-preserved relic from a bygone era.

In tasting, the vintage provides an unparalleled silkiness on the palate that has emerged triumphantly with age. To grasp a bottle is to secure an appreciable asset; to uncork it, however, is to partake in the artistry of Bordeaux's finest hour.

In summation, the 1990 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot represents not just a wine but an artefact – a symbol of nature’s alchemy fused with human craft. Its investment appeal matches its hedonistic pleasure: to divulge in such a vintage is to capitalise on a landmark year for Bordeaux, where climate and care converged to create liquid gold.

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This fully mature 1990 reveals plenty of lightening and bricking at the edge. Aromas of grilled meat, leather, cedar, herbs, and smoky black fruits are followed by a low acid, plush wine that lacks the concentration seen in the top wines of the vintage. It should drink nicely for another 5-6 years. Release price: ($300.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2009

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