2011 - Ch Talbot 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Talbot
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2011 CH TALBOT 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Talbot
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £716.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012,
    Score: 90-92

    Very intense black fruit aromas, this is a very striking wine, with its open chocolate and spiced vanilla characters in the mouth. A wine which concentrates much more on fruit and harmony rather than power and will provide traditional Talbot lovers with huge pleasure in the future.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 87-89

    Copious black currant, olive, unroasted coffee bean, forest floor and underbrush characteristics are present in this attractive, dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged offering. One of the lighter-styled 2011 St.-Juliens, the well-made Talbot can be drunk over the next decade. Drink: 2012-2022.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 92-93

    This is very fine for the vintage with a lovely blueberry and currants and spice character. Full body, with well-integrated tannins and a pretty finish.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 17

    Fine spicy cassis fruit and already showing smooth and elegant ripeness. It will open early but also keep well. Drink 2015-2025. (4 stars).

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 16.5

    Dark cherry crimson. Cassis aroma, a touch dusty. Furry texture with thick tannins, freshness pulling it through on the finish. Nice density of fruit should fill out the frame as the tannins soften/clarify. Drink 2018-2030.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 89-92

    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.

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Producer

Château Talbot

A mark of the significant English influence in Bordeaux, Talbot was named after John Talbot, Earlof Shrewsbury, who fought gallantly but unsuccessfully against the French in Castillon in 1453. For many years, it was a twin to Gruaud Larose which also bore the Cordier label. However, since 1992 Jean Cordier exchanged his shares in Gruaud to take complete control of Talbot. It is now run by his daughter Nancy. Talbot has produced a continuous stream of excellent wines vintage after vintage.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.