Château Talbot Saint Julien 2010

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$80.99

SKU 01818

750ml

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This Fourth Growth vineyard consistently produces high quality, well-priced, classic Bordeaux wine. Planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, Talbot has vines averaging 40 years, and the winery ages the wine for 15 months in barrels with 40% new oak. The estate was named after the English commander John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who was defeated in battle at Castillon in 1453.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château Talbot
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateOne of the best Talbots over recent years, and possibly the best since the 1986 and 1982, this sexy juggernaut of a wine struts forth with an opaque plum/ruby/purple color and terrific notes of creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and smoky barbecue. It is a brilliant effort, with full body, wonderful fruit, a savory, expansive mouthfeel, sensational texture and a long finish, but no hardness or astringency. This is a fabulous Talbot to drink over the next 20-25 years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThis wine shows black currant fruit, with just the right balancing acidity. Talbot is progressing well in its quest to bring out its fine terroir.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis features a fairly plump core of crushed plum, blackberry and mulled boysenberry notes, coated with tar and driven by a strong graphite accent. An echo of pastis lingers on the finish, displaying good latent grip. Best from 2015 through 2027.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013