This estate is on a roll and the 2018 Chateau Talbot wine might just be the best yet. A deep purplish blue color is followed by a mammoth-sized bouquet of crème de cassis, dark chocolate, tobacco, and lead pencil. The 2018 Chateau Talbot wine has a rich, full-bodied, and powerful, it nevertheless stays pure, balanced, and elegant, with a beautiful finish. Its tannins are ripe and integrated, it has balancing acidity, and this is unquestionably another beautiful vintage for this estate. A great St-Julien that reflects the estate more than the vintage.
An essential reference from the Left Bank of Bordeaux, Chateau Talbot is at the head of one of the largest vineyards in the Médoc with 102.5 hectares of vineyards planted in Médoc gravel soils.
This 2018 Chateau Talbot wine is made from a selection of vines aged 50 years on average. The blend of this iChateau Talbot wine includes 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
95 points Wine Spectator
95 points James Suckling
95 points Wine Enthusiast