Talbot St Julien 2019
Posted by Admin | Mon 06 Jul 2020 | En Primeur

TALBOT, St. Julien. £420.00 per 12 bottles.  ZR - 17+; JD 93-95; AG 91-92; NM 93-95;  JS 94-95; JA 93; This is a great Talbot, but even if I did not think so it makes no difference.  At this price it is a gift, so I would strongly suggest taking 5 cases or more. I cannot think of a safer place to park some pennies than this. The wine itself is a classic St Julien, deep purple, shiny and impressive in all aspects of it. Small black berries dominate nose and palate, with just a hint of wood in the ...

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Leoville Poyferre, St Julien 2019
Posted by Admin | Tue 16 Jun 2020 | En Primeur

LEOVILLE POYFERRE, St Julien - £305.00 per 6 bott ib ZR 18;  JS 96-97 Lighter, with more red fruit than Beychevelle, but again, very fine drop (as one would expect for Poyferre). St Julien seem to have got the upper hand in 2019 in terms of tannin refinement.  Even with softer fruit expression in Poyferre, there is solid middle palate. Kind of an "iron bar wrapped in velvet" feeling. Not much fruit definition at this stage, just overall feeling of structure and intensity.  Very fine coating on the palate, with good wood background. This will make a great classic, claret ...

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