ready-improve2005 Ch. Talbot, St Julien

Product: 2005-0750-01-8011853
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will improve


A Quatrième Cru Classé, Ch. Talbot has a reputation for consistency, as one of the most carefully made and reliable of the St Julien Cru Classé Clarets. The best examples are richly aromatic with a bouquet of cedar wood and vanilla-scented cassis fruit, with a palate packed with well-delineated, ripe, black fruits and finely integrated tannins.

This is very hedonistic, with bags of lush, upfront fruit and easy charm. An attractive, perfumed nose is followed by a silky, textured palate, with good tannins and concentration. It is utterly delicious but is very atypical St Julien – if anything it is more reminiscent of a Pomerol! A real vin de plaisir and the best Talbot we can remember.
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{color} Red{color}                                                               
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 [] The Wine Advocate:: 89/100        
 [] Robert Parker:: 90/100

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Bottle Price 75 cl $925.00