Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.276 ratings
9.121 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
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
Lee Lightfoot

Super classic. Still massive. Has another 20 years at least.

Super classic. Still massive. Has another 20 years at least.

Dec 13th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Great density and power. Berries, spice, a bit of earth.

Great density and power. Berries, spice, a bit of earth.

Sep 16th, 2016
Jennifer Brown

Buyer PLCB-Luxury Division

8.4

Tannins are still hard, tar-like. Not pleasant to drink

Tannins are still hard, tar-like. Not pleasant to drink

Jun 3rd, 2016
John Blazon

Master Sommelier & Educator Spire Collection

9.7

Incredible balance - smooth, supple elegant.. This is what aged St Julien strives to be !

Incredible balance - smooth, supple elegant.. This is what aged St Julien strives to be !

Feb 6th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon was treated to this 1986 Chateau Talbot. On the nose was dark fruit, prune, tobacco, spice and dark cherry. After decanting for a short period of time at first taste the palate gives notes of black cherries, leather, spices, licorice and sandy tannins. There is medium acidity and medium tannins with a very nice long finish. I would say this at least has more life to go a good 5 years.

This afternoon was treated to this 1986 Chateau Talbot. On the nose was dark fruit, prune, tobacco, spice and dark cherry. After decanting for a short period of time at first taste the palate gives notes of black cherries, leather, spices, licorice and sandy tannins. There is medium acidity and medium tannins with a very nice long finish. I would say this at least has more life to go a good 5 years.

Oct 9th, 2015
Gil Kulers

Definitely on its way out. Very disappointing. Could be a one off bad bottle. Fruit definitely disappearing.

Definitely on its way out. Very disappointing. Could be a one off bad bottle. Fruit definitely disappearing.

Jun 6th, 2015
Rory Pugh

Low in acid (in the best way), jammy (in the best way), fruit bomb (in the best way)

Low in acid (in the best way), jammy (in the best way), fruit bomb (in the best way)

Feb 15th, 2015
Caroline Conner

Still very good, tons of graphite

Still very good, tons of graphite

Feb 14th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

Very nice wine though a bit rough on the palate. Good fruit and nose

Very nice wine though a bit rough on the palate. Good fruit and nose

Dec 17th, 2014