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1986 Château TALBOT / 4th Growth / RP96

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12 5 £87.10 61 days ago
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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1986 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

A bottle with a soiled label - see photos - but the essentials remain. Level at Base of neck - normal after 32 years in bottle.

Tasted with Kamarade on B4W 'Bridgemaster' last week. Wow. Staggeringly fine wine. Not a shade of brick colour, a solid crimson with no signs of any ageing either on the nose, eye or mouth. Drinking beautifully now.

Score: 94 Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, August 2007
The top vintages of the large St.-Julien estate, Talbot, have always been the 1986 and 1982, and both were spectacular on this occasion. We started with the 1986, figuring it was a firmer, slightly leaner vintage than the more opulent 1982. This bottle of 1986 exhibited incredibly complex notes of roasted herbs intermixed with licorice, saddle leather, and sweet black cherry as well as currant fruit. Full-bodied, fleshy, and rich, this fully mature 1986 will easily last for another decade or more.

Score: 96 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
It's my gut feeling that the 1986 is, along with the 1982, the finest Talbot made at this estate since the legendary 1945. The fact that there are 40,000 cases of this wine is good news for the consumer, as there will be plenty to go around. The wine, which has been so special since the first taste from cask, is classically structured, with a penetrating fragrance of peppery, spicy, weedy black currants and tar, an enormous concentration of flavour on the palate, and staggering length. The tannins are noticeable, but they are ripe tannins, somewhat softer than those found in many of the 1986 Medocs. In comparison with stablemate Gruaud-Larose, the Talbot is more developed and flattering to taste today. This should prove to be an extraordinarily long-lived wine, and, as are virtually all the Cordier wines, a marvelous value for your money
Score: 96 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

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Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: None
The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Via PARCELFORCE 48h, single bottles via Royal Mail. All packed in 'mail safe' special boxes by The Wine Box Co.
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Cost of delivery: 1 bottle £12, 2 bottles £14, 3-12 bottles £16 & 13-24 bottles £20 to mainland Britain. Elsewhere, please ask for a quote.
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Other countries delivered to: Worldwide, but not USA, all too complicated...
Insurance options: None

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