The abundance of “pressed juices” (top rate concentrated wine) in 2015 boosted the already great ageing potential of wines born in that year. Talbot 2015 naturally reflects the well-defined character of an exceptional vintage and its unique terroir. The 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot, and 3 % de Petit Verdot blend exhibits beautiful distinction and great promise. The sombre, violet-tinted Saint-Julien Quatrieme Cru Classe already displays the depth of the vintage. The very refined nose exudes flowers, red fruits and subtle yet defined wood. Dense, silky, and fleshy, the palate offers great elegance and delicate, polished tannins leading to a black fruits-filled finish. Truly a remarkable wine!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Talbot has a very typical nose for this Saint Julien estate: unapologetically classic in style, reserved even, with very subtle blackberry and briary scents tinged with pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, but it feels very linear and conservative towards the finish. Talbot rarely shows well out of barrel and can improve in bottle, so I will be a little more optimistic in my score and hope that it gains matière during élevage.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU TALBOT 33250 ST JULIEN DE BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90-93
- Country : France
- Decanter : 91
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc