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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 Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Talbot
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.
Soil: Graves of Médoc
Age of vines: 60 years old
Ageing: 17 months in French oak barrels
|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."
The second wine of Château Lagrange is, by definition, less complex than his older brother - but it does bear a similar profile. A fruity, juicy and subtle Saint-Julien with hints of spices: we find in this bottle the “Lagrange elegance” that we like so much. Fiefs de Lagrange has always been, to our mind, one of the best second wines given its quality...
Château Lagrange 2011 is more about subtlety than power. Nose is elegant with notes of cedar and blackberry. On the palate, wine is delicate with aromas of dark fruit and silky tannins. Finish is long with notes of wood, sweet spices and cocoa. Just entering its drinking window. it is a really nice bottle, complex as it should and very Saint-Julien in...