Chateau Talbot Saint Julien 2018



Druivenras Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Robert Parker 91+
Wine Spectator 95
James Suckling 95
Jancis Robinson 16,5/20
Wine Enthusiast 94
Vinous 93
Decanter 94
Awards “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Talbot features notions of baked blackcurrants, stewed plums and bouquet garni with hints of tilled soil, tobacco leaf and pencil lead. The medium-bodied palate is softly textured with bags of juicy black fruits supported by chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing savory.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

”Rich aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate, tobacco and licorice. Oyster shell, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, well integrated tannins. Polished, silky layers with a long finish. Gorgeous ripe and bright fruit in the center palate. Best in a long time. Try from 2025.” – James Suckling

”This is densely packed with ripe macerated fig, blackberry and plum fruit flavors supported by tar and bramble notes that meld steadily through the finish. Notes of applewood and anise flash throughout. For the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2036.” – Wine Spectator

”66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Deep ruby colour. Pure black fruit on the nose, the hints of cured meat from oak are already well integrated. The palate is softer, rounder and fuller than in recent vintages from this estate. It is still compact and medium weight, but there is added generosity and succulence in the mid-palate. Fine and vibrant through to the finish.” – Jancis Robinson

”The special bottle celebrates 100 years of ownership by the Cordier family, one of the top Bordeaux wine families. This wine shows concentration and intense black fruits. Rich dark chocolate and a luscious texture are allied to the firm base of tannins. The wine is set for aging. Drink from 2027.” – Wine Enthusiast

”The 2018 Talbot is quite the powerhouse. Inky and deep, the 2018 possesses striking textural richness from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, licorice, cloves, new leather, menthol, violet and chocolate fill out the layers effortlessly in this decidedly flashy Saint-Julien. This is a terrific effort for Technical Director Jean-Michel Laporte in his first vintage at Talbot. It will be interesting to see where the château goes in future years. This is certainly an opulent, rich style.” – Vinous

”Clear depth right off the first nose is evident, with swirling black cherry and blackberry fruits and grilled cedar. Caramel creaminess here also, with black chocolate edging. This is excellent-quality, with bristling tannins that are just at the beginning of their life. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2026 – 2040.” – Decanter


Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

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