1982 Château Talbot

  • 95 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59729-1982-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($115) Ruby-red. Flamboyant if somewhat unrefined nose melds plum, roasted red berries, leather, meat and tobacco. Sweet but firm-edged, with solid richness and a layered texture. Finishes with slightly edgy tannins that still could use a couple years of patience.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Along with the 1986, the 1982 is one of the greatest Talbots ever made. Far more evolved than its stablemate, Gruaud Larose, it exhibits a dense garnet color to the rim along with a huge, sweet, exotic nose of charcoal, beef blood, licorice, herbs, and black fruits. A hint of figs suggests borderline overripeness, but the wine remains fleshy and full-bodied with sweet tannin and an expansive, heady mouthfeel. While fully mature, it should hold for another decade. Release price: ($115.00/case)
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Not what I expected from the '82 Talbot, which is usually outstanding. Dark ruby center, with a garnet edge. Berry, mushroom and leaf character. Full-bodied, with sweet, ripe fruit and plenty of tobacco and cherry aftertaste. At its peak.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    This wine was served alongside the Gruaud from the same stable and it really was quite difficult to pick a favourite. There were strong similarities of style: glossy, fruity, friendly, open, something almost Napa-esque about them. Sweet nose and real dancing life. The merest hint of molasses and something very slightly vegetal on the nose - not at all underripe though. Thick and rich, long, a hint of marine notes. Positively oozes charm. I defy anyone not to like this.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Beautiful, very young tasting but very drinkable, dark color, a nose of black fruits tempered with something earthy. Vibrant and very nice. 93+
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: Ricknat1
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Classic bordeaux nose and palate. Quite solid for a 1982, making it easy to forget that this wine is 34 years old. Talbot remains one of the best values in Bordeaux
    Drink Dates: 1992-2022
    Author: VF R
  • Self | Rating: 91

    cork was saturated, still OK
    Author: Wakely
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Earthy, still strong, tasting amazing right now
    Author: Darkvin
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Probably well past its prime.
    Author: SingKevin
Located in Saint-Julien, Chateau Talbot was classified as a Forth Growth chateau in the 1855 classification. The estate's history traces to Constable Talbot, who was an English warrior, defeated in France at the battle of Castillon in 1453. The Cordier family bought the estate in 1917 and continues operations today. The Cordiers believe in quality wine production with deepest respect for the land, and the results of their efforts are continually met with accolades from critics and wine enthusiasts worldwide. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%), which in general mirrors the wine's blend. Talbot wines are consistently firm in structure with well-rounded tannins, and are highly concentrated, giving them excellent aging potential. Chateau Talbot also makes a dry white, Caillou Blanc de Talbot, produced from 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon, as well as a second label red, Connetable de Talbot.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 602 bottles owned
  • 147 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 147 collectors)