Jeb Dunnuck
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Chateau Talbot 2019

Product description

This imposing 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. Talbot's vines grow in an ideal location bordering an estuary, on some of the region's most highly prized gravel rises which alone produce great wine. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, and its reputation has been in the hands of experienced managers, and has always shown itself to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification.

94+ Points - Wine Enthusiast

A rich, spicy and smoky wine, this has generous tannins to balance the blackberry fruit flavours. The structure is already impressive, showing ripeness as well as density, which is promising for plenty of aging.

94+ Points - James Suckling

A juicy, fruity wine with lots of blue fruit, blackberries and dark chocolate. Pretty depth and structure to this. Polished and structured at the same time.

95 Points - Wine Spectator

Well-built and rather refined for the vintage, with a deep well of red and black currant paste and plum reduction flavours supported by a deeply inlaid iron note, all of which run the length of the wine. Offers subtle savoury, tobacco and singed cedar notes that add range, with a savoury echo that leaves a mouthwatering feel in the end. 

93 Points - Decanter

St Julien's largest property at 110ha (up there with Lagrange if you're keeping track), has lovely plump black fruits on the nose. Takes hold right from the start, with a clear tannic build and a silky character to the tannins. This continues the run of good vintages that Talbot has been producing since 2016. Well balanced, with plenty of St Julien character.

93+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Chateau Talbot is straight-up impressive, sporting a dense purple hue as well as a powerful nose of cassis, scorched earth, smoked tobacco, and spicy wood. Rich, black-fruited, medium to full-bodied, and structured, it's a rock-solid, balanced Saint-Julien that will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and age for 15-20 years.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Enthusiast

The 2019 Talbot is performing well, opening in the glass with aromas of earthy cassis, plums, burning embers and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a savoury finish, it's Jean-Michel Laporte's second vintage at this sleeping giant of Saint-Julien. This will be an estate to watch closely going forward.