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You are bidding for a bottle of Chateau Talbot 2005
Retail value approximately £50-65
Chateau Talbot is one of the best-known Bordeaux wine estates to a UK audience, not surprisingly because it takes its name from John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who in 1453 suffered the ignominy of losing the battle, and with it his life, which allowed Bordeaux and its vineyards to slip back into French control after belonging to the British Crown for over 340 years.
This red wine from Talbot is typically a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (3%), and Petit Verdot (5%) - the vinification includes 18 months maturation in small oak barriques (50% new).
Some critics consider this to be the best vintage for 50 years.
Robert Parker (famous American critic) says
"A strong effort from Talbot, the 2005 is more showy and forward than most wines of this vintage. While there is plenty of tanin, it is sweet and well-concealed behind an intriguing bouquet of sweet herbs, licorice, smoked game, black currants, and cherries. This Fleshy, medium to full bodied St-Julien exhibits a silky sweetness to its texture and tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2010 - 2020+"
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