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%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Plum, damson, black cherry, take the overall feel of 2021 and turn on its head. Cloves and cinammon, liqourice, orange peel, pomegranate, cassis. A little atypical for St Julien in its exoticism but has freshness and grip, and underlying lift if you give it time to unwind in the glass. 60% new oak for ageing, Jean-Michel Laporte director.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024
    92-94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Talbot was picked September 9-28 at 40hL/ha, slightly higher than other estates, matured in 60% new oak. Jean-Michel Laporte told me that he did a slightly longer maceration than in 2019 and 2020 during its 3.5 weeks cuvaison. It has a fragrant bouquet, well-defined with black cherries, cassis, iris and touches of brown spice. The palate is well balanced with fine weight and depth, the 13% vin de presse landing backbone. Detailed and focused, it has the same mineral spine as Gruaud Larose nearby. Quite long and lively with a tingle of white and black pepper on the finish. This is a delicious Talbot, but it is the one Saint-Julien that needs a little more depth in the middle. Nevertheless, it should age for many, many years and appeal to those seeking classicism in this vintage.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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