The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 l’Evangile is a beauty. Revealing notes of beef blood, black fruits, and white flowers, it is medium-bodied and lush with sweet tannin, a pliant, opulent texture, and a long, rich finish revealing hints of forest floor, truffles, and licorice.
86% Merlot 14% Cabernet FrancThe mild spring was followed by lovely weather in July and quite a cool August. These conditions produced nicely ripened grapes with lots of freshness. At the beginning of September the sun came back in full force, bringing the phenolic maturity to a perfect finish.TASTING NOTESA dense colour and a nose with notes of raspberry and fresh blackcurrant. Spicy, roasted and truffle aromas follow on the attack. Despite a powerful first impression, the elegant tannins bring great finesse and the finish is very silky and smooth.
Thick coatings of plums and red fruits, with liquorice notes.
Monbousquet is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months. Monbousquet is bottled unfined
A forward, peppery, black currant-scented perfume emerges from this deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003. With good ripeness, moderate tannin, soft acidity, and a precocious, forward style, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.
This wine has a beautiful purple red color. Its fragrance is complex, combining fruit notes with some aromatic freshness. His mouth, fleshy and velvety, giving way to a long and fruity finish.
This wine has a colour of a beautiful dark red. Its fragrance is intense, with notes of red fruits, complemented by a melted toasted. Its mouth is both dense and velvety, giving way to a long and fruity finish.
An elegant purple tinted wine with a powerful nose of red and black fruits and subtle cedar and tobacco notes. On the palate it is spicy with lots of juicy fruit, good acidity and fine tannins.
A classical claret with a rounded, smooth garnet. Fully mature fruit with a deep, fragrant, chocolatey, leafy overtone. On the pallate, a soft, velvety texture with a lovely and soft; gentle, attractive finish.
Chateau Talbot, we trust, needs minimal introduction: a Bordeaux Quatrième Cru chateau (and a veritable institution) in Medoc’s St-Julien AOC. Their grand vin, or first wine, is a Bordeaux superstar: thing is, you’ll seldom find it at less than £50 a bottle … and then you need to cellar it for ten years. This, the Connetable, on the other hand, is the chateau’s second wine and this, the 2007, has been cellaring nicely; supple body, soft tannins: check. This is a big but complex wine, as you might expect from its heritage. It does all that you would expect of a big, Left Bank red – cedar, vanilla, tobacco boxes – yes, all of that – atop the cassis of the Cab Sauv and the plums of the Merlot.
The second wine from St Julian producer Chateau Talbot. This is an accessible wine and drinking well now. It has notes of black fruit, agricultural, farmyard hints and touches of vanilla with finely grained tannins.
Full of elegance and finesse, releases aromas of blueberry and mocha and notes of grilled wood and vanilla with marvellous amplitude, after one has experienced its velvety body.
Colour: A limpid red ruby colour.Nose: The wine has a deeply intense nose of black and red berries.Palate: On the palate it is melting and fleshy with rich tannins and aromatic notes of blackberry and raspberry with harmonious woody notes.
Colour: strong colors of deep ruby red. Nose: Powerful concentrated nose.Palate: Fleshy and Full bodied with mellow tannins, good fruits and a long finish