2005 Talbot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WS 92
  • NM 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Sweet tobacco berry and currant aromas follow through to a full body with soft silky tannins and a fresh racy aftertaste of currant and mineral. The texture of the tannins is very beautiful. Best after 2016. –JS
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Talbot 2005 has a very austere bouquet with antique bureau/mahogany scents infusing the tertiary black fruit. It opens nicely in the glass – certainly showing more vigour and fruit concentration than 2 or 3... The Château Talbot 2005 has a very austere bouquet with antique bureau/mahogany scents infusing the tertiary black fruit. It opens nicely in the glass – certainly showing more vigour and fruit concentration than 2 or 3 years ago. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and well judged acidity...classic in style
JJB 91
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
Very dark with a tiny violet rim. Incredibly thick in the glass. Brown sugar toast over cinnamon on the nose finishing with a lingering yeasty aroma. Fresh strawberry notes on the palate over hints of fresh green herbs... Very dark with a tiny violet rim. Incredibly thick in the glass. Brown sugar toast over cinnamon on the nose finishing with a lingering yeasty aroma. Fresh strawberry notes on the palate over hints of fresh green herbs. Nice tannic bite. Fairly well balanced although it finishes a little hot.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005

Label

The grand vin of Talbot is harvested by hand, with vinification in a combination of cone-shaped wooden vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 14 months in 50 to 60 percent new barrels originating from eight different coopers. Renowned enologists Jacques Boissenot, Julien Lavenu and Stéphane Derenoncourt consult on the winemaking and blending.

Winery

Talbot

Chateau Talbot, in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc, is a fourth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Its name originates from Connetable Talbot, a famous English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453.

The 107 hectare vineyard is situated on the bank of the Gironde estuary on hilltops of alluvial gravel over a core of fossil-rich limestone. All but five hectares is planted to red wine grapes. The reds of Talbot are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (66%) which provides tannic structure and power. With 26% Merlot, the wines become rounder and more suave, while the Petit Verdot provides a delicate touch, like spices in fine cuisine.

The grand vin represents 50 to 60% of the estate’s production. The estate also produces a second wine, le Connetable Talbot, plus Seigneur de Talbot, designated primarily for the Chinese wine market, and one of the oldest white wines in the Medoc, Caillou Blanc.