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2005 Joël Taluau Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

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Community Tasting Note

  • Cabfrancophile Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 15, 2016 - A beast of a wine given the appellation. And yet very true to the variety and region. Blueberry, tobacco, umami, mint and cola qualities aromatically. Chunky, black and blue fruit flavors on the attack, but more earthy, and mineral driven on the finish with a huge tobacco imprint. Has the purity of a wine with minimal/zero oak imprint, but also some of the rustic blockiness to the mid palate and tannins. Almost Rhone-like in intensity, acidity and fruit ripeness, yet very much a Cab Franc.

    I would not be surprised if this ages for another decade as its in no way nearing tired or dried out. On the other hand, this is likely to always be a wine with rough edges rather than an ethereal, elegant one.

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5 Comments

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:42 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Sheila62 commented:

    1/16/16, 8:44 AM - Thanks for the opening this. I bought some magnums of these, and was hoping that they would go at least another decade. From your notes it appears that I can hold the magnums for a bit still

  • Cabfrancophile commented:

    1/16/16, 9:25 AM - Definitely should last quite a while in large format given this bottle tasted fairly young. It's just a question of whether it ever evolves or continues down the current trajectory. If the fruit fades, the tobacco characteristics will take center stage.

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