1995 Joël Taluau Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1130036 Wine Spectator

 This fleshy red shows black cherry, spice and herb flavors with firm tannins. It has good concentration and while it's drinkable now, it should improve.  (6/1997)

K&L Notes

Joël Taluau was a fabulous grower in St. Nicolas de Bourgueil known for making some of the purest expressions of Cabernet Franc in the Loire, unmarred by the intrusion of oak--which he hasn't used in production since 1986. He was also the first producer in the appellation to begin domaine bottling. The Vieilles Vignes, from a single plot of Cabernet Franc planted in 1934, is prized for its power, depth and grace. This flagship wine is meant to age, and the large format bottle will have helped to preserve freshness. Enjoy now!


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By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/17/2013 | Send Email
Gorgeous stewed red cherry, hints of leather and earth with great minerality, medium plus acidity and fine, well-integrated tannin. At $26.99, this is a crazy steal- we bought directly from the property! A must for Thanksgiving!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2013 | Send Email
This is a lovely, mature bottle of wine that still has plenty of vivacious refreshment left in it! Cinnamon and I had it last night with French onion soup, and this light bodied, aromatic red was perfect for the bistro fare. The 1995 Joel Taluau is classic St Nicolas De Bourgueil with plenty of green olive and herbs on the nose and great almost carnation-like earthiness in the mouth. The tannin is completely resolved, and the wine finishes fresh!

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