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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    ABV:
    13%
    92/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Attractive aromatics, this is a careful, steady hand on the 2021 tiller. Shows fresh acidities that are less resolved than the acidities in 2016 or 2019, but skilful winemaking here, and St Julien can almost get away whith this because there is an expectation of finesse. Fine tannins and blueberry fruits give charm. 60% new oak for ageing, Jean-Michel Laporte director.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    86-88/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Talbot is composed of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot, harvested from 27 September to 11 October, and aging in 60% new oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up notes of black raspberries, red plum preserves, and cassis, plus hints of tar, cedar, and charcuterie. Light-bodied, it is clean and savory in the mouth with chewy tannins and a woody finish. pH 3.71.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Talbot, bottled in early May, has an unapologetically classical-styled nose: light black fruit, antique furniture, freshly rolled tobacco with some pencil shavings. It gains a little more fruité with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. Nicely balanced, this is underpinned by a keen thread of acidity, a bit austere toward the finish like many in this vintage. I wonder whether it will gain a bit more flesh during bottle aging?
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2024

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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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