2009 Talbot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 93
  • WA 91
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

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Reg: $91.82

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Initially generous the wine then becomes much more solid and dense. The structure is all there along with the ripest fruit. It is delicious and darkly tannic at the same time. R.V.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Extremely sexy soft supple and opulent with notes of cedar herbs incense and black currant fruit this is a full-bodied generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of... Extremely sexy soft supple and opulent with notes of cedar herbs incense and black currant fruit this is a full-bodied generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of measurement this is irresistible.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Dark plum and blueberry compote notes lead the way followed by dark cocoa and tobacco. A fleshy feel runs throughout with a stony edge adding length and balance on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2021.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright ruby-red. Slightly rustic aromas of musky black raspberry black cherry dark chocolate leather and game. Sweet glossy and pliant with lovely intensity and lift to the flavors of dark cherry cherry pit and spices. ... Bright ruby-red. Slightly rustic aromas of musky black raspberry black cherry dark chocolate leather and game. Sweet glossy and pliant with lovely intensity and lift to the flavors of dark cherry cherry pit and spices. Hints at the horsey quality typical of this chateau but boasts terrific enveloping fruit and noteworthy sweetness. Finishes with broad plush tannins and excellent length. One of the top few Talbot vintages of the last 25 years.
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% petit verdot. Notes of mushroom damp wood and earth dominate the nose backed by notes of blackberry and espresso aromas. Big but very closed at this stage the tannins are grainy and... 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% petit verdot. Notes of mushroom damp wood and earth dominate the nose backed by notes of blackberry and espresso aromas. Big but very closed at this stage the tannins are grainy and tightly wound lingering on the palate but still not overpowering the fruit. Give this 8-10 years to come into balance and drink it over the next two decades.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2009

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.