Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.231 ratings
9.14 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
Mark Maruszak

Tart red cherry, fruit present yet fading, bottle age on aroma and palate. Showing well, drink now.

Tart red cherry, fruit present yet fading, bottle age on aroma and palate. Showing well, drink now.

May 9th, 2016
Watabe Ishizukinou

Vintage 2019

Vintage 2019

Aug 14th, 2022
Wulf Losee

2018 100th anniversary vintage. Nettles and allspice on the nose. *Dense* red fruit on the front — cherries, cassis, and raspberries. Lots of tannic wallop on the front, too. The tannins mellow out on the mid palate, but they have a sharp flinty bitterness that provides a counterpoint to the fruit on the front.It fades some more on the finish, but some of softer buttery tannins come through at the end. Not a long finish though.

Update: after decanting for half an hour the taste profile changed rather dramatically. The front-end fruit and tannic punch mellowed out, and the softer underlying tannins came through. Strangely enough the finish increased in intensity. This is a very interesting wine. It may not be the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had, but it’s satisfying on many levels indeed.

2018 100th anniversary vintage. Nettles and allspice on the nose. *Dense* red fruit on the front — cherries, cassis, and raspberries. Lots of tannic wallop on the front, too. The tannins mellow out on the mid palate, but they have a sharp flinty bitterness that provides a counterpoint to the fruit on the front.It fades some more on the finish, but some of softer buttery tannins come through at the end. Not a long finish though.

Update: after decanting for half an hour the taste profile changed rather dramatically. The front-end fruit and tannic punch mellowed out, and the softer underlying tannins came through. Strangely enough the finish increased in intensity. This is a very interesting wine. It may not be the best Bordeaux I’ve ever had, but it’s satisfying on many levels indeed.

Jun 5th, 2022
Tom Hamilton

Half bottle breathed for 30mins was good not great

Half bottle breathed for 30mins was good not great

Nov 22nd, 2017
Jen
9.5

Really delicious. At Hibernia - another treasure on their list!

Really delicious. At Hibernia - another treasure on their list!

Dec 7th, 2016
Ed Chang

Opened up after a few hours. Paired well with the bison rib eye. Great value

Opened up after a few hours. Paired well with the bison rib eye. Great value

Nov 25th, 2016
Matthew Christ

Esta bien.

Esta bien.

Nov 21st, 2016
Артемий Волошин

Вкусно и терпко

Вкусно и терпко

Oct 24th, 2016
Lea
9.1

Dense, dark, earthy. Top note of baby's diaper.

Dense, dark, earthy. Top note of baby's diaper.

Jun 5th, 2016
Peter Wong

Good age for drinking. Velvety tannins

Good age for drinking. Velvety tannins

May 11th, 2016