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

Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2019


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2019
3x1.5L
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£343.22


Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2019

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14 %

Notes

Jean-Michel Laporte is doing a fantastic job at Talbot. The 2019 continues the progress made in recent vintages. Good concentration, lots of mineral infused dark berry fruit, hints of cedar and vanilla pod, gravelly, intense and with a real sense of verve. It's all very classical and controlled, but there's just enough flesh to give the appearance of plushness. The tannin management is vastly improved. There's lots of fine detail here; they frame the fruit with no hint of rusticity. A very accomplished Talbot. “A juicy, fruity wine with lots of blue fruit, blackberries and dark chocolate. Pretty depth and structure to this. Polished and structured at the same time. 94-95/100”. - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Critics score


Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
02/2023

Notes
The 2019 Talbot has a very peppermint scented nose that slightly obscures the terroir profile - quite opulent and showy. The palate is medium-bodied with that mintiness continuing, a little New World in style. A modern sheen here with a slightly confit finish. The imprimatur of the growing season is stronger here compared to others. Not sure if this bottle is 100% representative so I will not score this. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.

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France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Talbot

Château Talbot

Talbot’s history is rather more interesting than some of its wines... Named after the Earl of Shrewsbury, John Talbot who suffered defeat and death at the hands of the French which resulted in the Bordeaux vineyards being repatriated after 340 years of British rule.

Today, this 4th growth St Julien estate produces solid and well priced wines, but is rarely spectacular. Those who have tasted the 1982 and 1986 vintages (under Cordier control) will testify to their excellence; sadly these feats haven’t been repeated recently.

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