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Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2019

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020) 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 Neal Martin, vinous.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. (June 2020)
Pack Size: 6x75cl£246 (In Bond)£314.42 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 6x75cl£243.98 (In Bond)£312.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond£243.98£312.00Immediate
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 12x75cl£487.96 (In Bond)£624.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
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In Bond£487.96£624.00Future Arrival
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2020

Château Talbot just released is one of St Juliens outstanding 2022’s. Jean-Michel Laporte (former La Conseillante Director) has made his best Château Talbot yet, reminiscent of the legendary 1982... and 1986, made during the glory days of the Cordier family. Big, juicy, velvety textured, with a ripe framework of tannins and bright acidity – gorgeous, classic St Julien with” lovely sense of place.” "one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall... utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien" 93-95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck “The texture is so beautiful and refined.” 94-95 points James Suckling "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s." 93-95 points, William Kelley “A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision... and a lovely sense of place.” 95 points Decanter Since he arrived in 2018, Jean-Michel Laporte has been tightening up the screws. Following completion of their new cellar and winemaking facility in 2016, this estate has been on a steady upward trajectory. With meticulous attention to detail and greater diligence in the vineyard, resulting in a continued rise in quality as in evident in the wine and resulting rave reviews across the board. Talbot has a first-rate reputation and loyal following, due to the particularly charming character of its wine, which embodies with elegance all the complexity of its terroir. This is an excellent St Julien! "Jane Anson 95 This is a great Talbot, a real success for the château. Subtle and deft touches throughout, from the smoked turmeric notes that lace the black fruits to the finessed aromatics that accompany the body of the wine. Balance and freshness, and a saline edge to the finish that is extremely moreish. Three years with Jean-Michel Laporte as director and he is doing great work. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040"
Pack Size: 6x75cl£243.98 (In Bond)£312.00 (Inc. UK Duty & VAT)
Duty StatusPrice(In Bond)Price(Inc. UK Duty & VAT)Availability
In Bond£243.98£312.00Future Arrival
In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT are required to be paid before the delivery can take place. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouse or for export, no UK Duty or VAT will be payable.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

One of our most popular releases annually and a firm UK favourite from Saint-Julien, Château Talbot is in our opinion one of the best value left bank clarets. This 2023 has surpassed all... expectations and is offered on the UK market this morning 20.1% down on last year’s 2022. This is a classical style Claret which is absolutely gorgeous, it will last for many years to come and as Neal Martin says, may even be better than the 2022, we concur after tasting in Bordeaux. “A medium- to full-bodied red with very fine tannins. It’s firm and structured, showing a bright, dark-fruited character. Focused, with a good center-palate and a lingering finish. Really polished." 94-95 points, James Suckling "More proof that Talbot is on a roll, revved up and ready to take off. This is a brilliantly juicy but understated Talbot, lovely quality, classically-minded with cassis, blueberry, mint leaf, cocoa bean, espresso and powerful grilled fennel. Great stuff. 60% new oak for ageing, and a generous 54hl/ha yield." 94 points, Jane Anson "The 2023 Talbot is another strong wine for this re-emerging estate. Powerful, deep and impressively resonant, the 2023 is striking. Dark-toned fruit, new leather, lavender and dried herbs build over time. There's terrific depth and intensity here, with fine balance to match. This is a superb showing from Talbot and the team led by Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte. Drink 2030-2053." 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous "Offering up aromas of dark berries, baking chocolate, plums, espresso roast and crushed mint, the 2023 Talbot is medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich but lively core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, penetrating finish. Harvested over the course of fully four weeks, it's a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that attained 13% alcohol." 92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate "The 2023 Talbot contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to date, at 77%. It was picked from September 13 to October 6 at 54hL/ha according to winemaker Jean-Michel Laporte. Matured in 60% new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet that, like one or two fellow Saint-Julien wines, discretely unfolds in the glass. Quite precise with blackberry, cedar and light pencil box scents, there is a Pauillac-like tincture here. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled, grainy tannins. It’s overtly classic in style, albeit with more mid-weight depth compared to some vintages of Talbot. Displaying fine cohesion and sapidity, this fans out on the finish, with a deft touch of white pepper livening things up. This is a very promising Talbot, and I may actually prefer it to the previous vintage." 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Pack Size: 12x75cl£462 (In Bond)
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In Bond£462En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.

Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Julien 2023

One of our most popular releases annually and a firm UK favourite from Saint-Julien, Château Talbot is in our opinion one of the best value left bank clarets. This 2023 has surpassed all... expectations and is offered on the UK market this morning 20.1% down on last year’s 2022. This is a classical style Claret which is absolutely gorgeous, it will last for many years to come and as Neal Martin says, may even be better than the 2022, we concur after tasting in Bordeaux. “A medium- to full-bodied red with very fine tannins. It’s firm and structured, showing a bright, dark-fruited character. Focused, with a good center-palate and a lingering finish. Really polished." 94-95 points, James Suckling "More proof that Talbot is on a roll, revved up and ready to take off. This is a brilliantly juicy but understated Talbot, lovely quality, classically-minded with cassis, blueberry, mint leaf, cocoa bean, espresso and powerful grilled fennel. Great stuff. 60% new oak for ageing, and a generous 54hl/ha yield." 94 points, Jane Anson "The 2023 Talbot is another strong wine for this re-emerging estate. Powerful, deep and impressively resonant, the 2023 is striking. Dark-toned fruit, new leather, lavender and dried herbs build over time. There's terrific depth and intensity here, with fine balance to match. This is a superb showing from Talbot and the team led by Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte. Drink 2030-2053." 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous "Offering up aromas of dark berries, baking chocolate, plums, espresso roast and crushed mint, the 2023 Talbot is medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with a rich but lively core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, penetrating finish. Harvested over the course of fully four weeks, it's a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot that attained 13% alcohol." 92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate "The 2023 Talbot contains the highest proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to date, at 77%. It was picked from September 13 to October 6 at 54hL/ha according to winemaker Jean-Michel Laporte. Matured in 60% new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet that, like one or two fellow Saint-Julien wines, discretely unfolds in the glass. Quite precise with blackberry, cedar and light pencil box scents, there is a Pauillac-like tincture here. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled, grainy tannins. It’s overtly classic in style, albeit with more mid-weight depth compared to some vintages of Talbot. Displaying fine cohesion and sapidity, this fans out on the finish, with a deft touch of white pepper livening things up. This is a very promising Talbot, and I may actually prefer it to the previous vintage." 91-93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Pack Size: 6x75cl£231 (In Bond)
Duty StatusPrice(In Bond)Availability
In Bond£231En Primeur
En Primeur wines are not yet available for delivery, storage or collection. They can still be purchased, but separately from Drinking or Fine Wines, and no UK Duty, VAT or shipping costs will be charged at checkout. Once the wines have arrived at our warehouse, a member of the team will be in touch to organise the delivery, storage or collection as per your preferences, and arrange any additional invoicing required.