2000 Talbot 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Fourth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 93   IWC 89-91   WA 90   JR 17+   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Beautiful aromas of raspberries, Indian spices, crushed flowers and berries. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Long and delicious. A very fine and pretty wine. Best Talbot in years. 28,330 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89-91

Bright ruby-red. Reticent aromas of black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice, plus a whiff of smoky oak. Dense, lush and sweet, but lively acids lift the flavors and contribute to the perfumed impression in the mouth. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh but sweet, with dusty tannins and lingering notes of leather and game. A second sample of roughly equal quality seemed less fleshy but offered lovely pliancy, and a flavor of bitter chocolate.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

To my surprise, the in the bottle tastings revealed a supple, open-knit, surprisingly accessible and open-styled wine. Although not a blockbuster, this outstanding St.-Julien reveals admirable richness, a layered texture, sweet tannin, and abundant quantities of smoky cassis, licorice, herb, earth, and leather characteristics. With complex aromatics and splendid richness, it admirably blends power with elegance. Some tannin suggests 2-3 years of cellaring might be warranted, but drinking it now hardly seems like infanticide.

Drink Dates: 2006-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17+

Some evolution at the rim. Hint of vegetation (moss?) on the nose. Smooth texture, big and bold, but definitely teenage and unformed – not yet evolved. I would wait for this to mature. Still very dry on the finish. Pure cassis and very straightforward. A bit stolid for the moment but it could well mature into something much more interesting.

Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Ellca
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/25/2012
Drink Dates:
fantastic -- drank at Spruce. Would not have wanted to wait any longer. All of the tannins were gone.

Author: makhmal
Tasted On: 01/24/2010
well balanced. ripe. Needs to be consumed in the next couple of years

Rating: 94
Author: Elwood
Trust Rating: 12
Tasted On: 03/31/2014

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Rating: 93
Author: Butler wan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2018
This was an absolutely fabulous bottle. Full nose, cherries the tannins have nicely developed over time into a very nice well balanced bouquet. Great wine

Rating: 89
Author: Horms
Trust Rating: 19
Tasted On: 04/29/2013
Still lots of fruit with hints of tertiary flavours. I am unconvinced that this wine will develop much more complexity.

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Average rating: 90, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

4602 bottles owned by 866 collectors.

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About This Producer

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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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