Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11352 ratings
9.0210 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
LM Segal

This Talbot is in the zone, full-on pencil lead and camphor leads a fleshy, sexy but high-class experience. Merlot-driven black-red fruit shines through, tannins resolved and big, round with a smoky tobacco on the back end. Nice.

This Talbot is in the zone, full-on pencil lead and camphor leads a fleshy, sexy but high-class experience. Merlot-driven black-red fruit shines through, tannins resolved and big, round with a smoky tobacco on the back end. Nice.

Apr 8th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Happy Birthday Christine & Hedy!

Allen Bothers meats; Tomahawk, Filet Milon, New York Strip & Ribeye served family style. Allen Brothers buy only the top 1% of meat quality available on the market.

St. Julien beauty & elegance with steaks cooked on the Egg Grill. Heaven together.

Happy Birthday Christine & Hedy!

Allen Bothers meats; Tomahawk, Filet Milon, New York Strip & Ribeye served family style. Allen Brothers buy only the top 1% of meat quality available on the market.

St. Julien beauty & elegance with steaks cooked on the Egg Grill. Heaven together.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Bassel Sommelier

A bit oaky and closed, but once decanted brings out the elegance of a Saint Julien

A bit oaky and closed, but once decanted brings out the elegance of a Saint Julien

Mar 1st, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1996 / Full of life. Pencilshaving. Laurel. Brushwood. Good acidity.

Vintage 1996 / Full of life. Pencilshaving. Laurel. Brushwood. Good acidity.

Jan 14th, 2020
Shay A
9.2

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Thankfully there was another bottle open because the bottle my glass was from was quite corked. There was more dense and sweet fruit here than I expected...herbal and leather notes are starting to emerge but the black cherry and plum is still center stage. There is also some vanilla pipe tobacco, potpourri and black pepper on the palate and finish. I called this left bank Bordeaux.

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Thankfully there was another bottle open because the bottle my glass was from was quite corked. There was more dense and sweet fruit here than I expected...herbal and leather notes are starting to emerge but the black cherry and plum is still center stage. There is also some vanilla pipe tobacco, potpourri and black pepper on the palate and finish. I called this left bank Bordeaux.

Nov 7th, 2019
"Odedi"

A very enjoyable Left Bank Bordeaux. Showing red and black fruits with earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, black tea and black pepper.

This great vintage red is still young, and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time. Already showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins and complexity.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Petite Verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$70.

A very enjoyable Left Bank Bordeaux. Showing red and black fruits with earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, black tea and black pepper.

This great vintage red is still young, and needs another 5 to 10 years of bottle time. Already showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins and complexity.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Petite Verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$70.

Apr 28th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

This was my favorite in our little ‘86 showdown. I found the palate to be more lively with higher acidity and more primary fruit than the Gruaud Larose. Underripe blackberries, tar, black cherry and a streak of leather down the middle.

This was my favorite in our little ‘86 showdown. I found the palate to be more lively with higher acidity and more primary fruit than the Gruaud Larose. Underripe blackberries, tar, black cherry and a streak of leather down the middle.

Jan 26th, 2019
Evan Roberts

Christmas 2018 dinner, the ‘83 is showing so nicely. Silky smooth finish, pretty nose, very delicate a little leather and gravel with hints of crushed dried rose. Tannin still holding up enough for food but certainly on the softer side of its run.

Christmas 2018 dinner, the ‘83 is showing so nicely. Silky smooth finish, pretty nose, very delicate a little leather and gravel with hints of crushed dried rose. Tannin still holding up enough for food but certainly on the softer side of its run.

Dec 26th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Very progressed

Very progressed

Oct 9th, 2018
Jeff D.

A special treat from friends for my bday...fresh and elegant and oh so good with ribs!

A special treat from friends for my bday...fresh and elegant and oh so good with ribs!

Jul 14th, 2018