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- hotwine - 05-07-2008 08:11 PM

Snagged a couple each of the Ch. Gloria & Ch. Talbot, both WS 92. Has anyone tried either yet?

- TheEngineer - 05-08-2008 09:05 PM

Nope but the ones that I've tried are all very nice wines so far (except Lyonnat...not sure why...maybe a bad bottle).

Tis was a blood expensive year with bordeaux, burgs, rieslings, etc,...

I've tried the second wine of leoville poyferre (can't remember name), ch. lanessan, Mylord, and a few others only.

just picked up my Pontet Canet, Duhart Milon, Giruaud Larose, Lanessan, Senejac, but more on they way....I can't find any more room....

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- oostexan - 05-15-2008 11:25 PM

Had a couple Clerc Milon's the other night at a restaurant and they were splendid. I have spent a lot of my wine budget on 05's over the last few months.

- wondersofwine - 05-16-2008 10:50 AM

HW, We had the 2005 Talbot, another minor 2005 Bordeaux and the 1995 Talbot for comparison at a Bordeaux tasting at the Charlotte Wine and Food weekend last week. The 2005 tasted a little harsh at this stage and I am not experienced enough to judge future potential. The 1995 Talbot was more mellow and quite enjoyable. Hopefully the 2005 will mature along similar lines or even better. I have several vintages (single bottles) of the Chateau Talbot in my collection that I have picked up in DC. Maybe I will do a vertical of Talbot sometime.

- Bucko - 05-17-2008 01:09 AM

Keep in mind these are both Saint-Julien appellation wines. I find Saint-Julien wines to be hard as nails when they are young (for my palate). Give them 10 years and they start to blossom.

- wdonovan - 05-17-2008 08:54 PM

Bucko, glad to hear you say that. I feel the same about the (modest amount of different) SJ's we drink. Hate 'em young, love 'em smoky and leathery. They don't seem to start out their lives as a drinkable, enjoyable bottle but.... if you forget about them long enough (10 or so) they make great friends. Aged, they're some of our favorite Bdxs, especially pricewise.

wow, we have a most gracious benefactor (maybe not benefactor as he charges me but who cares) who had the foresight to buy a number of cases of 95 Talbot. We have been subsisting on this (and a modest amount of food of course) for 4 years now. It is one of this Bdx-drinking family's monthly treats. There is very little I can buy for $50 that drinks like this bottle. Guests who drink Cali reds sip and say "wow" (no personal reference of course). [img][/img]