2011 Talbot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WS 92
  • JS 92
  • WA 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has solid depth with good winey currant and blackberry fruit at the core picking up briar anise and sweet tobacco as it moves through the finish.-J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
A juicy young 2011 with chocolate, berry and toasted-oak character. Full and rich. Needs time to soften. This is better than the 2010 Talbot. Try in 2017.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Talbot’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive, spicy, earthy St.-Julien displaying hints of tapenade, black cherries and soil undertones in a forward, lush, round, seductive style. This excellent... Talbot’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive, spicy, earthy St.-Julien displaying hints of tapenade, black cherries and soil undertones in a forward, lush, round, seductive style. This excellent, medium-bodied 2011 should provide delicious drinking for 10-15 years. Talbot appears to have succeeded admirably in this vintage. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 91
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
59% cabernet sauvignon 38% merlot 3% petit verdot. Aged in 50% new oak. Notes of black cherry and cooked strawberry mix with aromas of forest floor herbs-de-Provence and cinnamon on the nose. Elegant and approachable on... 59% cabernet sauvignon 38% merlot 3% petit verdot. Aged in 50% new oak. Notes of black cherry and cooked strawberry mix with aromas of forest floor herbs-de-Provence and cinnamon on the nose. Elegant and approachable on the palate the wine lacks some weight and with a high level of acidity the finish is short. Time may bring the overall package into balance but without the structure this feels too light overall. Enjoy 2015-2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2011

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.