2010 Vieux Taillefer, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Previously $190)

SKU #1290876 James Suckling

 A bit lean, but some attractive blackberry and sweet tobacco character. Medium body. Fresh finish.  (4/2011)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium bright red. Restrained aromas and flavors of red cherry, mint, licorice and violet. Offers good but not outstanding intensity of flavor but finishes sweet and suave. Not the last word in complexity or length but nicely made and likely to provide delicious early drinking. Stephane Derenoncourt consults here. (ID)  (5/2011)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/7/2017 | Send Email
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From a single vineyard more than 75 years old, located exclusively in the village of Saint Christophe des Bardes on limestone soil. Neighbors include Barde Haut and Tour St-Christophe. Only 3,000 bottles produced and only in the best years. Very spicy aromas that follow to the palate. Very full and rich wine with tons of black fruit flavors. A very powerful, young, yet delicious wine. Will cellar well and provide great enjoyment in five years. I highly recommend it.
Drink from 2020 to 2035

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion