Wines from Helen's Birthday
Connetable de Talbot 2002 – Very dry, smooth, dried fruit. Ready to drink but nothing special.
Connetable de Talbot 2003 – Sweet fruit nose. Almost New Worldy. Smooth. Much more fruit than the 02. Nice.
Chateau Talbot 2003 – Oaky nose. Dark, spicy, full-bodied. Cofee notes. Can be drunk now but has plenty of room for improvement. Very good.
Concha y Toro Don Melchor 2001 – Oaky, asphalt, leathery. Has a burnt, ashy character. Shows a lot of fruit in the front palate but dries out a bit on the very long finish. Not quite integrated yet. Needs maybe another 3 years to come together.
Charmilles de La Tour Blanche 2001 – Sweet, burnt sugar. Not a great deal of botrytis but still a good mid-weight Sauternes.