1999 Château Talbot

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
abv 12.5%
  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59729-1999

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Medium red-ruby. Roasted plum, iron and smoke on the nose, along with a faint herbaceous aspect; distinctly more evolved than the '00. Supple and sweet, with nice texture and balance but modest complexity. Still, this offers more give than the tougher '98, and the tannins are nicely ripe.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid-crimson. Lively. Easy. Racy. No compromises. The opposite of dense and thick, but with great balance.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Scents of dried herbs, underbrush, cassis, and currants emerge from this attractively perfumed, supple, spicy, medium-bodied St.-Julien. It possesses a succulent texture, low acidity, and soft tannin. Enjoy it over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Very grapey aromas, with hints of licorice and berries. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a fresh, fruity aftertaste.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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

    • 203 bottles owned
    • 43 collectors