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 Notes 5

  • wrote: 89 points

    January 17, 2016 - 89+
    Dunkles Rot
    Sehr schwarzfruchtig,Tabakwürzig,Teer,erdig.
    Konzentriert,dicht,mittlerer Körper,gute Säure,prägend,leicht ruppig.
    Mittellanger würzig,prägender Abgang
    Denke ist leicht verschlossen in sich gekehrt.
    Vielleicht braucht er einfach noch ein paar Jahre.

  • 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.

  • jmht wrote: 90 points

    January 25, 2010 - Agree with prior tasting notes by Merzbow and JTabor-- silky cocoa, iron/spinach etc. Fantastic wine for the price-- and a savory wine at any price.

  • Merzbow wrote: 90 points

    May 22, 2009 - Outstanding for the price. A touch of silky cocoa, some buried blueberries, a bit of a chalk, and a lot of leafy, herby notes. Should improve for 10 years.

  • jtabor wrote: 88 points

    August 31, 2008 - 3rd day. Color: Dark. Nose: Surprising sweet purple fruit on top of some brussel sprouts/green vegetable aromas. Flavor: Good mouth presence, pretty well balanced rich fruit and soily/dirty green vegetables. Though I like the fruit/vegetable balance tipped more toward the veg. end, this wine is still nice. Good reflux of iron/meat/spinach.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joël Taluau
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 18 (53%)
  • Consumed 16 (47%)

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