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Tasting Notes and Scores
This may be the largest vineyard in the Medoc, with nearly 300 acres under vine. There was a period in the nineties where Talbot seemed to be a bit off form, but quality over recent vintages has displayed considerable promise. This estate is capable of producing very special wines, as anyone who has tasted their 1986 or 1982 can easily attest. The 2001, which represents only 50% of the production, is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. A dense saturated ruby/purple color is followed by notes of smoked herbs, licorice, cedar, incense, plums, and black currants. The wine is medium-bodied and moderately tannic for a 2001, with good depth as well as power. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and consume it over the following 12-14 years.
Poured from a magnum, this has a very similar nose: soft, scents of mulberry plus a little more cold black tea this time. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with lots of cedar-infused black fruits. It actually reaches its peak some six hours after opening! Not a long-term Saint Julien but to reiterate, a nice “classic” style of wine. Tasted July 2008.
Very perfumed with blackberry and light wet earth. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Rich and generous for the vintage. Much better than from barrel. James Suckling