Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11449 ratings
9.0225 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
M. Christopher Roebuck

100 year anniversary ... not of the winery, but of the acquisition of the winery by the Cordier family--France is unreal! Deeply extracted, royal purple, opaque, medium plus to full bodied. Red cherry dominated on open but after an hour blackberry has taken over. Spices and a hint of vanilla in the background. Medium plus alcohol 14.5. Medium acidity. Tannins are still biting a bit. Super long length. I would recommend holding this at least another 2-3 years. The tannins will soften, and I suspect we will enjoy some tertiary flavors from the spiced vanilla that remains.

93 points

100 year anniversary ... not of the winery, but of the acquisition of the winery by the Cordier family--France is unreal! Deeply extracted, royal purple, opaque, medium plus to full bodied. Red cherry dominated on open but after an hour blackberry has taken over. Spices and a hint of vanilla in the background. Medium plus alcohol 14.5. Medium acidity. Tannins are still biting a bit. Super long length. I would recommend holding this at least another 2-3 years. The tannins will soften, and I suspect we will enjoy some tertiary flavors from the spiced vanilla that remains.

93 points

Feb 5th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

This estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general & governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Aromas of sweet black fruits with floral and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & blueberry with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well balanced frame. Fine rustic tannins, long savory ending with fruit, spice and cedar character.

This estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general & governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Aromas of sweet black fruits with floral and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry & blueberry with cacao and tobacco spice, on a well balanced frame. Fine rustic tannins, long savory ending with fruit, spice and cedar character.

Jan 17th, 2022
David Kline


Pine nettle, Black plum reduction, cassis, blackberry tart, graphite, rye toast, caraway, dried roses, pecan and earth. Resilient and long, deep throaty echoes of red and black currents on campfire ash, cassis, oak bark, black olive and dried black currant for ever, plus a scribble of pencil.
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Pine nettle, Black plum reduction, cassis, blackberry tart, graphite, rye toast, caraway, dried roses, pecan and earth. Resilient and long, deep throaty echoes of red and black currents on campfire ash, cassis, oak bark, black olive and dried black currant for ever, plus a scribble of pencil.
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#1855 #classifiedgrowth #fourthgrowth #classifiedbordeaux #chateautalbot #Talbot #bordeaux #bordeauxrouge
#leftbank #leftbankbordeaux

Nov 10th, 2021
Evan Roberts

Had held this bottle for over 25 years, was always my favorite vintage of Talbot for a long time. Understated, with deep dark fruit tones and tannin that is still solid. Beautiful nose slightly floral with wisps of leather and bell pepper.

Had held this bottle for over 25 years, was always my favorite vintage of Talbot for a long time. Understated, with deep dark fruit tones and tannin that is still solid. Beautiful nose slightly floral with wisps of leather and bell pepper.

May 24th, 2021
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.4

Really outperforming. Red fruit, earth, olive tapenade, grilled meat. Generous. Should have given a longer decant. Perfectly ready to drink. Best Talbot I’ve had.

Really outperforming. Red fruit, earth, olive tapenade, grilled meat. Generous. Should have given a longer decant. Perfectly ready to drink. Best Talbot I’ve had.

Mar 21st, 2021
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.5

Wearing its age well. Lovely fruit still sings above dried earth and herb.

Wearing its age well. Lovely fruit still sings above dried earth and herb.

Dec 19th, 2020
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