Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Talbot, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 17 SS 16
Elegant new oak marks the nose, as well as stylish cassis fruit. Evidence of tightly knit, ripe fruit on the palate. Quite dense – the tannins are present but ripe and the acidity correct. Poised and long, with fine potential; will come out of its shell.
Price £37–£57 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier