Drank 2/13/19. Excellent pairing with a ribeye(what Bordeaux isn't?!).
A departure from my general buying habits, this is the second wine of Ducru-Beacalliou. I generally prefer the first wines of lesser chateau, and this, though very good, is no exception.
Nice, fairly powerful nose of blackberry, graphite, and soil. Flavors are perhaps a touch lean, but come alive when paired with the steak. Black fruits, soil, and some black licorice are backed by medium + well integrated tannins. Nice balance. Long finish.
Very nice, but for the price I would buy the Monbousquet from the same vintage all day.
4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts. — 6 days ago
Taking one for the community trying this top vintage Talbot @ £58 to see if it’s worth buying more & computer says Hell Yeah 😍👍 Drinking great already but in 10-40 years Boomshakalaka 💥 a tad too youthy at the mo so let it 😴 💤 the 05 & even 10 are drinking well already 😉
📍 Chateau Talbot 2015
🏵 92 points moving to 94+ in time
🍇 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot
🍷 Ooaque blackened ruby w/ purple hue
👃 Sweet damson plum & rich blackcurrant w/ smoke, liquorice, cocoa, blueberry, raspberry, light gravel, broken pencil, spice & minerals
👄 Med+ body of rich ripe deep blackcurrant w/ a red liquorice, mocha & mineral undertone
🎯 Long touch dry mineral infused blackcurrant, blueberry & red liquorice mocha kiss
— 14 days ago