Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien
Château Talbot

Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien,

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Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 1999

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 1999
Maturity:
Drink
ABV:
13%
93/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Yet more proof of how good 2017 is right now. Cloves, liquorice root, juicy blueberry and salivating, savoury cassis-strewn Cabernet Sauvignon, edge of bitter fennel and smoked almond on the finish, this is great stuff. No need to wait although you absolutely can hold on and get a softer, more finessed experience in a couple of years. 50% new oak for ageing, Jean-Pierre Marty director.
Date Reviewed:
04/2024

specifications

country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
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Allergen Information:
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Château Talbot

Château Talbot

Named after the Earl of Shrewsbury, John Talbot, AKA “Old Talbot”, a notable English commander during the 100 years’ war, who met his end at the hands of the French over the river in Castillon. Following his death, the vineyards were repatriated after 340 years of British rule. To this day, it remains a popular “British” brand – we are a loyal bunch…

For many years, Talbot, along with neighbouring Gruaud Larose flew under the Cordier banner. They made some spectacular vintages in the 1980s including the magnificent 1982 and 1986. Well stored bottles are still wonderful. The later years of Cordier ownership saw a string of mediocre vintages. Today, this 4th growth chateau is managed by the charming and talented Jean-Michel Laporte, formally of the diocese of Pomerol and La Conseillante. Since his arrival there’s been much improvement. We’ve been really impressed by recent vintages – Talbot is once again back at the top table in St Julien.

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