Château Talbot, a 4th Classified Growth from Saint-Julien, is one of the Médoc’s iconic references. The grapes are harvested by hand, then sorted (manually and optically) before being vinified in wooden tanks. The wine is aged for 15 months in barrels, 50% of which are new. The colour is dark and deep. The nose gradually reveals floral, fruity (blackberry, fig) and balsamic fragrances. The palate is alluring and opens with a precise and refreshing attack. The tannic structure is refined with beautifully aged tannins. The wine is sophisticated, showcasing a caressing tannic feel, without lacking character. The finish is flavoursome. A well-balanced whole.
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory.