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2019 Château Talbot, St.-Julien

Week three of the 2019 en primeur campaign starts with an English favourite, Châteaux Talbot, released this morning with excellent scores. With Talbot offered at 24% below the 2018 release price, the 2019 is the lowest priced Talbot on the market.

Along with Senejac and Domaine Saint Andrieu in Provence, Talbot is owned by Nancy Bignon-Cordier and her family.  Often described with terms like 'faithful' and 'reliable', Talbot now has a new injection of dynamism from the appointment last years of Jean-Michel Laporte. 

After training with Jean-Claude Berrouet at JP Moueix, Laporte spent almost 14 years at La Conseillante and so suggests serious intent to improve quality here even further.  James Suckling awards the 2019 94-95 points, finding depth, structure and lots of "blue fruit, blackberries and dark chocolate".

 

Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.

 

 

Château Talbot, St.-Julien Cru Classé

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Château Talbot, St.-Julien Cru Classé

Château Talbot is a Quatrièmes Cru Classé in Saint-Julien.  The name originates from the former owner of the land,  Connétable Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, a famous English military commander, who was defeated at the Battle of Castillon in 1453. The vineyard extends to 102 hectares in the heart of Saint-Julien.

The estate, along with Château Senejac and Domaine Saint Andrieu in Provence, is owned by Nancy Bignon-Cordier and her family.  Often described with terms like 'faithful' and 'reliable', Talbot now has a new injection of dynamism from the appointment last years of Jean-Michel Laporte. 

After training with Jean-Claude Berrouet at JP Moueix, Laporte spent almost 14 years at La Conseillante and so his appointment suggests serious intent to improve quality here even further.  

 

RED 2019 Château Talbot 75cl £450 per case of 12 Château Talbot
2019 / / 75cl
£450 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"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. 93 Points." Jane Anson, Decanter------"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. 94-95 points." jamessuckling.com "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. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com

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