Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11180 ratings
9.0191 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Douglas Renall

Solid Saint-Julien Medoc wines - excellent visit #chateautalbot

Solid Saint-Julien Medoc wines - excellent visit #chateautalbot

Jun 23rd, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Loved this. Lots of depth. We tried the 1971 as well which may have had some heat damage. But this was herbal silky wine brought a smile to my face with each sip.

Loved this. Lots of depth. We tried the 1971 as well which may have had some heat damage. But this was herbal silky wine brought a smile to my face with each sip.

Jun 21st, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

This grand estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Complex aromas of fruit and spice with wafts of sweetness. On the palate red berry flavors with sweet tobacco and cacao, full body, well integrated. Soft tannins, good acidity balance, lingering ending with a mineral edge, perfect now.

This grand estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Complex aromas of fruit and spice with wafts of sweetness. On the palate red berry flavors with sweet tobacco and cacao, full body, well integrated. Soft tannins, good acidity balance, lingering ending with a mineral edge, perfect now.

May 30th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
Chip Hughes

First wine of ‘18. Bang friggin average. Soupy, dilute. Yields must have been off the charts here in ‘05. Tastes like a $14 Cali Cab. #talbot #bordeaux #stjulien

First wine of ‘18. Bang friggin average. Soupy, dilute. Yields must have been off the charts here in ‘05. Tastes like a $14 Cali Cab. #talbot #bordeaux #stjulien

Jan 2nd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1989 - need to be drunk now, a real beauty with impressive smell #saintjulien #talbot

Vintage 1989 - need to be drunk now, a real beauty with impressive smell #saintjulien #talbot

Nov 7th, 2017
Ingrid Marrero

Yum. It's so ready...

Yum. It's so ready...

3 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2013
Mark Calkin

Deep ruby Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Grande Cru with high tannins, spicy oak and baked plum flavour. Developing but still needs time in bottle

Deep ruby Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Grande Cru with high tannins, spicy oak and baked plum flavour. Developing but still needs time in bottle

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
Evan Roberts

1990 really peaking beautifully deep fruit aged tannin showing a rich balance. Plum, worn fine leather, a bit of dusty earth and a hint of violet. Fruit meets you head on in the palate, nice acid and tannin coats and lingers with a great finish that lasts. Subtle pepper gives way to a slight ruby grapefruit, velvety leather. So glad I have one more bottle

1990 really peaking beautifully deep fruit aged tannin showing a rich balance. Plum, worn fine leather, a bit of dusty earth and a hint of violet. Fruit meets you head on in the palate, nice acid and tannin coats and lingers with a great finish that lasts. Subtle pepper gives way to a slight ruby grapefruit, velvety leather. So glad I have one more bottle

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2017
Evan Roberts

Lovely Christmas dinner to go with out dry aged rib roast. Soft and subtle. First hour in decanter was tight not a lot on the nose, at hour 3 perfect balance of bell pepper, light earthy like the smell of a dirt trail in the summer. Hints of blackberry and leather. Palate is silky smooth but plenty of acid to hold up against the rich roast. Still time on this vintage but maybe 5-10 years

Lovely Christmas dinner to go with out dry aged rib roast. Soft and subtle. First hour in decanter was tight not a lot on the nose, at hour 3 perfect balance of bell pepper, light earthy like the smell of a dirt trail in the summer. Hints of blackberry and leather. Palate is silky smooth but plenty of acid to hold up against the rich roast. Still time on this vintage but maybe 5-10 years

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2016