Château Talbot 2010 (RP:94)

FRR000347A

大寶酒莊毫無疑問的是梅多克最著名的酒莊之一。幾個神秘的因素結合在一起就造就了酒莊今天的知名度:將近100公頃的葡萄園,葡萄酒的品質始終如一、將近一個世紀都由同一個家族管理、酒莊名字簡潔易懂,不管是任何語言都易發音、酒莊悠久的歷史等等。但是,能讓大寶酒莊深入人心的最主要原因,還是那美妙的葡萄酒。

「大寶酒莊對很多人來說,是最具代表性的聖朱利安村葡萄酒。酒香豐滿,很平衡穩定,陳年能力強,法國最著名的評酒師 Bettane & Desseauve在他們的著作「法國名酒寶典」中如是說。

眾所周知,大寶名酒是陳年潛力的冠軍。但是,這個優點並不妨礙他在年輕的時候就很美好,圓潤易飲,單寧柔順細緻。此酒有外向性格,從來不會封閉自己,每天都能保持一貫好心情。這是一款很純粹的,有個性的葡萄酒,有哈瓦那雪茄,甘草的複雜香味,很經典傳統,從來也不會讓人有嚴厲粗糙的感覺。

葡萄品種:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

產地:
法國波爾多

釀造:
於大型木缸傳統發酵

陳年:
在木桶於攝氏16度陳年14個月,其中50-60%為新木桶

品酒筆記:
近年最佳的Talbot之一,甚至是1986及1982年以來最好的年份,這支酒滲透著極豐富布冧,casis甜酒,甘草及烘烤香草,燒烤等香氣。酒體濃厚,果味濃郁,而入口迷人,餘韻悠長。

 

Undeniably, Talbot is one of the most famous Médoc wines. This fine reputation is no doubt due to a mysterious combination of factors, such as the size of its vineyard, nearly one hundred hectares, and the regularity of its wine.  Nearly a century in the same family, the name Talbot is concise and hard-hitting, easy to pronounce in all languages and a part of our history… However, the first thing that makes Talbot popular is the wonderful nature of its wine.

‘For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable during aging,’ emphasize Bettane and Desseauve in their Guide to French Wines.

It’s true. A champion of longevity, even when young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, ever distinguished by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an extraverted nature. It’s never withdrawn into itself, and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day. It’s a racy wine, with complex marks of Havana and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Vinification:
Traditional fermentation in wooden vat

Maturaton:
the cellar is maintained at 16°C, 14 months of ageing in 50 to 60 percent new barrels

Tasting Notes:
One of the best Talbots over recent years, and possibly the best since the 1986 and 1982, this sexy juggernaut of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savory, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years.



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