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2000 Chateau Talbot

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2000 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The millennial vintage from the esteemed Chateau Talbot possesses a venerable status among the iconic releases of Bordeaux’s left bank. The consistently favourable weather conditions during the 2000 vintage provided an exceptional foundation for wines of this region, and the 2000 Chateau Talbot is no exception. With its splendid structure and depth, this St-Julien has etched its mark in the annals of fine wine.

 

An Epitome of Right Bank Mastery

Two decades into its life, the 2000 Chateau Talbot exudes a quiet confidence characteristic only of a well-honed classic. The winemakers have utilised the benign climate to sculpt a wine that speaks eloquently of its terroir – a foundation of gravely soil that lends this vintage its distinctive minerality layered with a rich bouquet of dark fruits.

 

Elevated Expressions: The Making of a Legend

Chateau Talbot’s prowess lies not merely in fruit purity, but in an astute balance struck between potency and poise. Undercurrents of cedar and tobacco assert the 2000 vintage’s complexity while harmoniously integrated tannins evidence its impeccable aging capability. Indeed, fine wine investors appreciate this as a significant consideration – for alongside sheer enjoyment lies the prospect of maturation grace.

In addition to this, the judicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot imbues the 2000 Chateau Talbot with an aristocratic elegance, whilst hints of liquorice and savoury earthiness reflect an extraordinary vintage year - a stalwart representing both immediate pleasure and investment potential, highlighting why connoisseurs revere this epoch.

To sample the 2000 Chateau Talbot now is to encounter a wine at an opulent stage of development; whether chosen for personal delectation or as an astute addition to one's investment portfolio, it articulates the sophisticated character that graces sippers and investors with distinction.

 

A Collector's Composure

As we gaze upon vinous investments, one cannot help but acknowledge how beautifully the 2000 Chateau Talbot has blossomed over time. Its resilience to age, paired with an enduring complexity, heralds this St-Julien as an essential component for those seeking to embellish their cellars with finesse. With accurate provenance and optimal storage conditions being perquisites, the collectors' quest for maturity may be fulfilled in due course by this radiant example from the ebullient Bordeaux vintage year 2000.

Current market price

£1,310.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

100.77

Scores and tasting notes

93

This was a strong performance (better than my original notes suggested) by the 2000 Talbot. Close to full maturity, it exhibits a dense ruby/plum/purple color in addition to a subtle herbaceousness intermixed with smoked meats, black currants, licorice, cedar, and foresty notes. Rich and full-bodied with light tannins, and a slightly richer, more savory, broader, deeper style than I remember, it should drink well for 10-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010

Vintage performance