Chateau Talbot, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, 2009

Chateau Talbot

Score

90
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drink: 2015 - 2030

Manufacturer:

Chateau Talbot

 

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Elegant new oak marks the nose, as well as stylish cassis fruit. Medium-bodied, but has freshness and finesse and considerable purity of fruit, thanks to better than expected acidity. The tannins are still firm, but there’s nothing harsh about them. Poised and long, with fine potential.

Alun Griffiths

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Rather mute on the nose. Hard to glean too much at this stage, very closed up. Evidence of tightly-knit, ripe fruit on the palate, quite dense, tannins present but ripe, acidity correct, quite elegant, good persistence. Needs time but very promising.

Steven Spurrier

Tasting: Medoc crus classes 2009

Both the colour and the fruit could be deeper, slightly stewed fruit that needs to show more expression on the nose, quite firm and has a slight greenness on the finish. Not showing well at the moment, but will come out of its shell.

Details

Wine name: Chateau Talbot
Wine classification: 4CC
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2009
Price: £47.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Saint-Julien