Chateau Talbot St. Julien GCC 4eme Cru 2015

Product Number: 12-80517

Availability: Sufficient




Grape Cabernet Sauvignon ; Merlot ; Cabernet Franc ; Petit Verdot
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 90/100 A juicy style of wine, Talbot’s 2012 has a dense ruby/purple color, plenty of black and red currant fruit, a touch of plum, soft tannin and a spicy, medium-bodied mouthfeel. It is excellent, with no hollowness or astringency. This is a very successful wine in this vintage and should drink well for 15-20 years. WS 87/100 Has a core of fresh plum and blackberry fruit, backed by slightly austere grip on the finish, with an iron note hanging in the background. Direct, but a bit shy on range and stuffing. Drink now through 2019 NM 89-91/100 The grapes were picked at Talbot from the 1st until the 18th October and the Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the same assemblage as the previous vintage. The nose is nicely focused with blackberry and cedar aromas, perhaps like some other Saint Juliens, demonstrating a Pauillac-like personality that I wonder whether will be present after bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a pleasant citric edge of acidity. It is more cohesive than the 2011 with plenty of fruit on the finish suggesting this will become a commendable wine for the vintage. I think this is the first where I feel consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has had a hand in ameliorating this Saint Julien property. Tasted April 2013. Wine Enthusiast (WE) 93/100 This wine is heavily influenced by ample new-wood aging. It's deliciously juicy with black currant and plum fruits balanced by swathes of refreshing acidity at the end. Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 - When to drink: 2019 to 2030 Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Complete spread of ripe fruit on the nose with some intrigue. Fragrant, sweet start, even a little chocolatey, with rather a fuzzy, warm, friendly – though rather sudden – finish. Flattering. Jancis Robinson Gilbert & Gaillard : 92/100 Very refined, elegant nose with subtle notes of black fruits. Extremely round on the palate, accessible and fruit-forward. Well-balanced and racy with freshness. Other Critic Score :- Gault & Millau : 16/20 - Tasted: 01-Jun-2015 James Suckling : 91/100 - Tasted: 22-Feb-2015 La Revue du Vin de France : 16/20 - When to drink: 2025+ Tim Atkin : 94/100 Stephen Tanzer : 89-91/100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 89/100 Vinum Wine Magazine : 17/20 - When to drink: 2020 to 2032 Bettane et Desseauve : 16/20 - When to drink: 2018 to 2024
Rating RP:89-91 WS: 90-93
Award James Suckling 94-95 ; Janice Robinson 16/20
Size 75cl



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