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Talbot 2009

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2009TalbotJR22560.00bt91 RP211291.0091.00Talbot510
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Tasting Notes

Extremely sexy, soft, supple and opulent, with notes of cedar, herbs, incense and black currant fruit, this is a full-bodied, generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of measurement, this is irresistible.

91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012

This is the most impressive Talbot since the 1982 and 1986. It reveals an opaque plum/garnet/purple color as well as knock-out aromas of black fruits, cedar, incense, licorice, and a Provencal garrigue-like character. Substantial, sexy, and seductive, it is almost slutty in its exuberance and ostentatiousness. It was a thrill to drink this loaded St.-Julien. It should offer irresistible drinking over the next 20-25 years. (Tasted two times.) Drink 2010-2035.

92/94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

The 2009 Talbot has a refined, red berry nose with scents of leather, damp earth and light cocoa aromas. It just lacks a little power. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, and moderate acidity. Quite fleshy with conspicuous mocha-like notes, although it is missing some depth and certainly complexity on the finish. Talbot? Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2020 - 2033

90
Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019

Tasted at the château and the UGC. A sample taken 22nd March, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon (a little higher than usual), 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, picked from 26th September with the Merlot, the Cabernet picked from 2nd October until 14th October. It was the first time they stopped picking to achieve full ripeness. The nose is just a little subdued at the moment, broody blackberry, raspberry, a touch of savoury fruit just in the background, perhaps from the Petit Verdot. The palate is medium-bodied, slightly rustic tannins on the entry, but nice depth on the mid-palate, fanning out nicely towards the supple finish. Notes of blackberry, tobacco, a touch of coca and a touch of pepper. A little rusticity compared to others although it displays admirable delineation. Off-dry finish. Fine, but it needs to pep up a bit by bottling. Tasted March 2010.

90/91
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010

A red with a solid core of blueberry and currant aromas, with spices too. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a balanced finish. Very pretty.

92/95
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010
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Some development at the rim. Light, graphite nose not without its attractions... Very sweet start but lifted and easy and utterly relaxed. Slightly dry tannins on the end. But very solid effort. Nice neat persistence. Date tasted 1st April 2010. Drink 2018-2030.

17
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010

A popular Chateau that always delivers good quality at reasonable opening prices. Like Beychevelle, this a wine that is well known throughout the world and has a huge following thus ensuring strong demand and increased prices when it is ready to drink. Not a wine to win blind tastings but always popular. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot with 5% Petit Verdot. Sweet red cherry fruit, plump, charmimg and precocious. This should be drinkable at an early age. Attractive sweet, red fruits, creamy and supple. Not much in the way of backbone.

91
Farr Vintners, April 2010

The mix of red and black fruit on the nose is rather over dominated by tannic firmness. Fuller fruit is there on the palate, quite sweet at first but then the tannins take over and rather dominate leaving the back palate feeling a bit rustic. Drink 2020-2040.

87/90
Derek Smedley MW, April 2010

Further evidence of the quality of the 2009 vintage in St Julien, this is an exceptionally aromatic Talbot, with good structure, smoky oak, currant-like fruit, a hint of fresh tobacco and perfumed, cedar wood oak. Poised and elegant on the palate, with harmonious balance and a fresh, refined finish. Another wine for drinkers, rather than speculators. 15+ years.

94
Tim Atkin MW, April 2010

Dense purple red, good earthy blackcurrant fruit, quite spicy, broad and open, very smooth texture and enough weight for the future. Drink 2014-22.

17
Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2010
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