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2007 Chateau Talbot

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2007 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot, St-Julien, Bordeaux

Inextricably linked with the vintage's narrative, the 2007 Chateau Talbot articulates the challenges and triumphs of its harvest year. A certain tenacity is required to coax excellence from the capricious climate of 2007, yet the vignerons of Chateau Talbot have managed just that, crafting a wine that stands as a testament to their skill and the resilience of the St-Julien terroir.


An Exceptional Expression from a Demanding Year

The growing season of 2007 was marked by an irregular climate, presenting vintners with a series of hurdles - from a tepid spring to a summer devoid of customary heat. Yet it is often in such years that the métier of the wine producer shines brightest. The 2007 Chateau Talbot displays a maturity belied by the year's conditions, revealing how human intervention can sometimes rival Mother Nature's whims.


Tasting Notes: Subtle Complexity in a Sophisticated Vintage

Upon tasting, the 2007 vintage from Chateau Talbot offers an elegantly structured composition. The nose presents with subtle dark cherry and cassis, interwoven with earthy undertones and a whisper of tobacco - an ode to its fine ageing potential. On the palate, it culminates in refined tannins and a balanced acidity lead into a finish that resonates with grace, rather than power.

This particular vintage speaks to the connoisseurs looking to diversify their portfolios with a wine that defies expectation. It captures an olfactory snapshot of St-Julien in this peculiar year; a vestige of time that entices one’s senses and peaks curiosity.

One might be inclined to overlook such an unassuming year, but therein lies the opportunity for shrewd investment. As years progress, wines such as the 2007 Chateau Talbot can emerge as quiet contenders in a cellar, growing ever more rare and coveted.


A Refined Addition to Any Collection

Ultimately, the 2007 Chateau Talbot encapsulates the artistry possible when challenging vintages are met with expertise and persistence. For investors who appreciate finesse and relish in undervalued gems within their collection, this offering from Chateau Talbot is unsurprisingly enticing. Its impressive evolution over time reassures its place amongst wise acquisitions; a compelling choice when assessing one's oenological assets.

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Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Talbot has a pleasant, classic nose of singed leather and game, a little muffled compared to its peers. But there is a sense of charm that I like, and it speaks of its appellation origin. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth texture. It lacks depth and grip but is nicely balanced with a cedar-tinged finish that pulls up short, as if to say, that's your lot. Drink now. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

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