2010 Talbot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • NM 92
  • JL 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Abundant amounts of sweet up-front fruit give this wine a precocious appeal compared to many of its brethren. It exhibits a dense plum/ruby/purple hue along with sweet boysenberry black currant cherry smoke and... 2010: Abundant amounts of sweet up-front fruit give this wine a precocious appeal compared to many of its brethren. It exhibits a dense plum/ruby/purple hue along with sweet boysenberry black currant cherry smoke and licorice aromas and flavors. This deep medium to full-bodied classic Talbot should be approachable when released and age effortlessly for 15 or more years.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This super focused and firm with a bright and intense fruit. Full and super silky with a long long finish. Super straight and beautiful. This is better in 2010.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Plump and rather open with delicious plum raspberry and black cherry fruit melded with spice and anise. This has a nice chocolaty finish with a velvety feel. -J.M.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted at the chateau and at the UGC the Talbot was picked from 29th September with the young vines and around the 4th October for the older. This is the second vintage under Stephane Derenancourt. A blend 63% Cabernet... Tasted at the chateau and at the UGC the Talbot was picked from 29th September with the young vines and around the 4th October for the older. This is the second vintage under Stephane Derenancourt. A blend 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot the 2010 has a refined bouquet that for me has better harmony and focus than the 2009 at this stage last year a purity that perhaps has been missing from the estate in recent vintages. The palate is impressive: the Cabernet Sauvignon very pure and focused a newfound sense of mineralité and elegance and precision towards the finish. One of the best Talbot produced in recent years...but there is still room to improve. Drink 2014-
JL 90
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Using 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot the wine offers cassis earth and tobacco scents. Medium/full bodied the cassis filled finish shows a hint of green flavors in the end.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
62% cabernet sauvignon 33% merlot 5% petit verdot. Harvested between Sep 29 and Oct 4. Coffee chocolate earth and wild mushroom emerge up front on the nose with black fruit following behind. While there seems to be... 62% cabernet sauvignon 33% merlot 5% petit verdot. Harvested between Sep 29 and Oct 4. Coffee chocolate earth and wild mushroom emerge up front on the nose with black fruit following behind. While there seems to be uniformity in the wines of St. Julien for this vintage the nose on the 2010 Talbot is unique for its prominence of earthy aromas. Whether that holds true over time or if the fruit moves forward will be the key to this Talbot joining the upper echelon from St. Julien or not. With definite power on the palate the dark fruit is supported by ample acidity so that this is big and structured while remaining lively. At this time there is more power than elegance here and this seems more appropriate in a lineup of Pauillac wines than with its brothers and sisters from St. Julien. Stephane Derenoncourt consults. Best 2015-2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2010

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.