Château Talbot 2006

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A dense and powerful red wine from Saint-Julien

A 4ème Cru Classé en 1855, Château Talbot was named after Constable Talbot, the famous British warrior who lost the battle of Castillon in 1453. Produced in the Saint-Julien appellation, the estate benefits from a vineyard of 99 hectares. Aged 54 years, on average, the vines are planted on soils composed of Médoc gravel. The ageing of the wine is done in barrels (of which 50% are new barrels). The blend of the 2006 vintage is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

The Château Talbot 2006 displays an intense garnet red colour. The nose gives off powerful aromas of cedar and toast. Full-bodied on the palate, the wine shows density, power and extremely length. The wine also reveals tannins of great flexibility, which are soft and succulent. A sublime and complex wine.

Parker : 88 / 100
J. Robinson : 15,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Talbot already shows more maturity in the glass, though nothing to get too concerned about. The nose is very traditional with cedar and tobacco scents dominating the fruit, a touch of the old stately home. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, but with a rather austere finish. It has character, if not quite the class of its peers this vintage. Tasted January 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
15,5

J. Suckling
91

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM88

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Talbot

Classification
4e cru classe

Parker
88

Allergens
Contains sulphites