2019 Château Talbot, Cru Classé St-Julien

The 2019 Talbot is another stonking performance from this on-the-rise estate. Notes of bramble and cassis on the nose, with a textured, savoury palate and plenty of focus on the long finish. This is brilliantly put together: don't overlook it.

Critic score
94.25/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£44.98
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£269.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2019 Château Talbot, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
94—95/100

The 2019 Talbot has a very cohesive bouquet, "streamlined" being the operative word, before opening gradually to reveal a Pauillac-inspired aromatics, pencil shaving scents permeating the black fruit. Yet it is still unmistakably Talbot. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, creamy in texture with more depth in the middle than previous vintages (a shortcoming that, estate director Jean-Michel Laporte told me in the past he wants to address.) The great aspect of this Talbot is that it doesn't take its foot off the pedal on the finish, exerting impressive grip with that pencil lead lingering in the mouth. Superb. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(93—95)/100

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