2016 Talbot Talbot

  • Classification:
    4th growth
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Saint Julien
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 12
  • Stock Location:
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Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 92 (Dec. 2018)

The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory.

Vinous - Score: 92 (Jan. 2019)

The 2016 Talbot takes a little coaxing from the glass. The almost Margaux-like nose features pure blackberry and black cherries, and violets come through with time. You just want it to give you more. The medium-bodied palate is a little gravelly and saline, with fine tannin and a structured finish that needs more finesse and complexity. This is a fine classic Talbot, though not in the same league as the appellation's front-runners.