Château Talbot 2011 Saint-Julien 4th Grand Cru Classé

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Château Talbot 2011 is a beautiful fleshy and aromatic Saint-Julien. Intense flavours of ripe dark cherry and black currant with thick tannins which provide the wine with a beautiful structure. Finish is long and strong, with mature wooden notes. A beautiful and typical well-made, high-class Saint-Julien.
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Château Talbot
Vintage: 2011
Appelation: Saint-Julien
Region: Bordeaux
Type: Dry red wine
 
Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
 
 
Drink from now to 2025
Open and Drink at 16-18°C
 
Food pairing: Save this one for a special occasion, ideally in a few years. Red meat like beef of lamb will definitely magnify this great Saint-Julien.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Graves of Médoc
Age of vines: 60 years old
Harvest: Manual
Yield: 46hl/ha
Ageing: 17 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 13%
 
What experts say  
  
16.5 "Smells very intense and young. Dark fruited, lightly spiced. Finely dry on the palate. More austere than some but I like its lack of sweetness, especially on the finish."
  
  
17 "Fine spicy cassis fruit and already showing smooth and elegant ripeness. It will open early but also keep well. Drink 2015-2025."
  
  
 
90 "Talbot’s dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive, spicy, earthy St.-Julien displaying hints of tapenade, black cherries and soil undertones in a forward, lush, round, seductive style. This excellent, medium-bodied 2011 should provide delicious drinking for 10-15 years. Talbot appears to have succeeded admirably in this vintage.”
 
  
  
94 "Barrel sample. A dark and brooding wine, its fruit is firmly embedded in the tannins. The wine seems to hold its fire, and is both dense and concentrated."
  
  
90 "This pulls no punches in terms of style, presenting fleshy ganache and tar notes out front, with an ample core of crushed plum and macerated black currant fruit and a long, muscular, tarry finish. A strong showing. Best from 2016 through 2026."
  

 

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