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Babysitting G

Oh my ears and whiskers, our good friend G was abandoned by his wife, who had booked a girls’ night.  If only we were in our 30s, nay, even 40s, this evening could get ugly.  The advantage of age, of course, is the opportunity to enjoy some spectacular wines one would not find in “gentlemen’s clubs”.

We – happily – offered to “babysit” our needy, little fella…well, he is more than ten years my senior, but a friend in need….

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Chateau Talbot 2003

IMG_3330Sipping “our” wine while watching “The Big Bang Theory” offers fond memories of our just-learning-good-wine stage coupled with the giggles one only can enjoy from modern, pseudo-intellectual, Yank slapstick comedy.

We have at least one bottle of Chateau Talbot from every vintage since 2000, and we tend to try a few every year to experience the evolution of this medium to heavy bodied St Julien. It is light brownish red on the eye, slightly minerally with dark fruit on the nose, relatively soft but still evident tannins, somewhat chocolate flavored with a pleasant medium-bodied, fairly long finish.

It does not suck and is ready to sip now and probably for another decade!

I understand it generally goes for USD65 per bottle. Relatively good value at home, but I would be hard-pressed to pay a 3x markup at a top-shelf restaurant.