2019 - Ch Talbot 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Talbot
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2024 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later

2019 CH TALBOT 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Talbot
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2024 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £420.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, June 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    In our flight of St Julien wines this really held its own amongst the very best in the appellation, a hugely successful 2019 all round. Intensely scented with blueberry and blackberry, this is a very flattering Ch Talbot with a polished tannic core. The enticing and juicy dark fruit flavours are generous, full and rounded, and seductively long on the finish. Fabulous.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2020,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2019 Talbot has a very cohesive bouquet, "streamlined" being the operative word, before opening gradually to reveal a Pauillac-inspired aromatics, pencil shaving scents permeating the black fruit. Yet it is still unmistakably Talbot. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, creamy in texture with more depth in the middle than previous vintages (a shortcoming that, estate director Jean-Michel Laporte told me in the past he wants to address.) The great aspect of this Talbot is that it doesn't take its foot off the pedal on the finish, exerting impressive grip with that pencil lead lingering in the mouth. Superb. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score. Drink 2026 - 2055

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2019 Talbot is a big, powerful wine. Black cherry, plum, licorice, menthol, spice, lavender and earthy notes give the 2019 a distinct impression of savoriness. The tannins are a bit burly, as they often are with Talbot, and yet the 2019 appears to have enough fruit depth to balance things out.

  • JS

    James Suckling, June 2020,
    Score: 94-95

    A juicy, fruity wine with lots of blue fruit, blackberries and dark chocolate. Pretty depth and structure to this. Polished and structured at the same time.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2020,
    Score: 93

    St Julien's largest property at 110ha (up there with Lagrange if you're keeping track), this has lovely plump black fruits on the nose. Takes hold right from the start, with clear tannic build and a silky character to the tannins. This continues the run of good vintages that Talbot has been producing since 2016. Well balanced, with plenty of St Julien character. Tasted twice two weeks apart. Highest ever level of Cabernet Sauvignon at the estate. Harvest 19 September to 8 October. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    Overt spice and cassis nose. Palate juicy and invigorating. Perhaps a little leaner than some. Firm, grainy tannins provide the structure and finish. (JL) Drink 2026 – 2038

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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.