2019 Talbot Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 96 JS 95 JA 95 WS 95 VN 94 DC 93 JD 93 JL 93 WA 93
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, June 2020

(WE 94–96 points) A rich, spicy and smoky wine, this has generous tannins to balance the blackberry fruit flavors. The structure is already impressive, showing ripeness as well as density, which is promising for plenty...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, January 2022

Ripe redcurrants and plums with violet and other flowers on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, polished tannins that are ripe yet firm. Pure fruit here. Pretty center-palate. Chewy finish. Give this at least five or six...
JA 95

janeanson.com, December 2023

Such precision and elegance, showcasing savorury blue fruits and a ton of Cabernet signature, Just a hugely classic and brilliant Talbot, and one where it is stretching its muscles, standing up to take its place among the...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, January 2022

Well-built and rather refined for the vintage, with a deep well of red and black currant paste and plum reduction flavors supported by a deeply inlaid iron note, all of which run the length of the wine. Offers subtle...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2022

The 2019 Talbot was one of the best recent vintages that I had tasted when a sample was sent to me last year, in no small part thanks to the appointment of Jean-Michel Laporte. The 2019 has a large proportion (69%) of...
DC 93

Decanter, January 2022

Such an expressive nose, majoring on floral black cherry and dark chocolate notes. High toned on the palate you can feel the freshness which is so welcome. This has nice appeal, quite a gentle style, definite grippy...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, April 2022

(93+ points) The 2019 Château Talbot is straight-up impressive, sporting a dense purple hue as well as a powerful nose of cassis, scorched earth, smoked tobacco, and spicy wood. Rich, black-fruited, medium to...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2022

Medium-bodied with an olive and savory on the palate, the wine opens with juicy, fresh, bright currants and spice. Tannic, crisp and fresh, the vibrant palate offers a nice, chewy, crunch to the fruit on the palate and in...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

The 2019 Talbot is performing well, opening in the glass with aromas of earthy cassis, plums, burning embers and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2019 Talbot Bordeaux Blend from St Julien, Bordeaux, France is a captivating red wine that showcases the exceptional quality of the vintage. With a deep ruby color that glistens in the glass, this wine is a visual delight that sets the stage for the sensory experience to come.

On the nose, the wine reveals an enticing bouquet of ripe redcurrants and plums, intertwined with delicate violet and floral notes. These aromas are accompanied by subtle hints of other flowers, adding complexity and depth to the aromatic profile. It is a captivating display that invites exploration.

Upon the first sip, the wine impresses with its full-bodied structure and firm, polished tannins. The tannins are ripe yet firm, providing a solid backbone that supports the pure fruit flavors. The center-palate is particularly noteworthy, showcasing a pretty and well-defined expression of the fruit. The finish is chewy and persistent, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

This wine possesses great aging potential and will reward those who exercise patience. It is recommended to cellar this wine for at least five or six years to allow it to fully evolve and reveal its true potential. The best drinking window for this wine is projected to be after 2026, but it has the potential to continue developing and aging gracefully for many years beyond that.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the excellence of the 2019 Talbot. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, praising the pure fruit and recommending patience for optimal enjoyment. Decanter awarded it 93 points, highlighting its expressive nose and appealing freshness. Vinous also gave it a score of 94 points, noting its classic Saint-Julien characteristics and predicting a stylish aging potential.

Overall, the 2019 Talbot Bordeaux Blend is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. With its beautiful aromatics, well-structured palate, and notable aging potential, it is a true gem from the esteemed St Julien appellation in Bordeaux. Whether enjoyed now or laid down for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.