Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1105 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
Severn Goodwin

Nose has blackberry/blueberry jam, fresh roses, burnt leather, cigar humidor, dried mud and spring violets.

Palate has rain soaked blackberries, ripe plum, dried orange zest, cedar, dried blueberries with mild tannins. Lovely wine.

Purchased in February 2005; $34. Fantastic price for this great Fourth Growth producer, I wish we'd bought a lot more on this vintage.

Decanted 5H at the time of notes, more time appreciated. A beautiful wine, drink 2025-2030. Paired with Allen Bros. rib caps tonight, delectable. 😉

52% Cabernet Sauvignon / 41% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot / 3% Cabernet Franc

Nose has blackberry/blueberry jam, fresh roses, burnt leather, cigar humidor, dried mud and spring violets.

Palate has rain soaked blackberries, ripe plum, dried orange zest, cedar, dried blueberries with mild tannins. Lovely wine.

Purchased in February 2005; $34. Fantastic price for this great Fourth Growth producer, I wish we'd bought a lot more on this vintage.

Decanted 5H at the time of notes, more time appreciated. A beautiful wine, drink 2025-2030. Paired with Allen Bros. rib caps tonight, delectable. 😉

52% Cabernet Sauvignon / 41% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot / 3% Cabernet Franc

Oct 2nd, 2022
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
Bob McDonald

Weekend Birthday Wines. Nose of blackberry paste and Cassis. More new world than Bordeaux. Could have been from the Napa or South Australia. Full bodied and powerful, particularly for a 17 year old 4th growth admittedly from a good vintage. M+ smooth Tannins. Will cellar for many years yet.

Weekend Birthday Wines. Nose of blackberry paste and Cassis. More new world than Bordeaux. Could have been from the Napa or South Australia. Full bodied and powerful, particularly for a 17 year old 4th growth admittedly from a good vintage. M+ smooth Tannins. Will cellar for many years yet.

Nov 20th, 2017
Ingrid Marrero

Yum. It's so ready...

Yum. It's so ready...

3 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2013
Nate Garnero

Tasting really well, John and Anne visit and niner football weekend

Tasting really well, John and Anne visit and niner football weekend

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2014
David Townsend

Perfect aromatics of dark cherry and currant. Mid palate of earth, tobacco, coffee, and rich enough to show even more age ability. Really lovely. Far better than the price alludes.

Perfect aromatics of dark cherry and currant. Mid palate of earth, tobacco, coffee, and rich enough to show even more age ability. Really lovely. Far better than the price alludes.

Apr 14th, 2016
Bob McDonald

Magnum. Excellent wine and vintage. No notes.

Magnum. Excellent wine and vintage. No notes.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Kari Ballard

Green card celebration!! Excellent.

Green card celebration!! Excellent.

Aug 26th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.2

Still tasting incredibly young

Still tasting incredibly young

May 9th, 2015
Esteban Arce

ready to drink! Beautiful integrated earth, black berry and tar. Long finish with after taste of wet dirt and cassis. Really enjoyed

ready to drink! Beautiful integrated earth, black berry and tar. Long finish with after taste of wet dirt and cassis. Really enjoyed

Dec 30th, 2014