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
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    Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Coffee bean and smoked tobacco edging as I found with the Connetable 2020, followed up by precision-cut black cherry and cassis fruits. Great balance, gunsmoke and tomato leaf, an excellent follow up to the 2019, reflecting the intense work happening in the vineyard at this point. As you sit with this the generosity of the first moments takes a back seat to the grip and savoury St Julien balance, take you time and enjoy the crayon and slate on the finish. 60% new oak for ageing, Jean-Michel Laporte director.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    90/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2020 Talbot has a deep garnet-purple color. It sings of black cherries, fresh red and black plums, and blackcurrant preserves, followed by hints of spice cake, wild thyme, and cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate is chewy and refreshing, with just enough bright fruit and a lifted finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Talbot contains the highest degree of Cabernet Sauvignon to date (76%). It has developed a wonderful, classically-styled nose built around black fruit laced with mint and graphite. The palate is very well balanced and again, classic in style, a touch of wild mint intimating Pauillac instead of Saint-Julien. The mid-palate demonstrates the weight that was missing in vintages of the Nineties. Plenty of freshness on the finish - this is an impressive Talbot.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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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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