Ch. Talbot, St. Julien - 2019 New Release Review
This 4th Growth estate epitomizes the balance and finesse of St. Julien wines. Since the appointment of Jean-Michel Laporte in 2018, former Director at Ch. La Conseillante in Pomerol, the Grand Vin is the most refined and impressive its ever been.
Ch. Talbot is now better than ever before and this should be considered a very good buy.
‘’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.’’
93/100 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.’’
94-95/100 James Suckling