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2016 Chateau Talbot

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2016 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot, St-Julien, Bordeaux

Among the venerable estates of St-Julien, Chateau Talbot holds a storied position with its deep-rooted legacy of crafting magnificent clarets. The 2016 Chateau Talbot encapsulates the celebrated hallmarks of its lineage, while presenting nuances that render this vintage singularly captivating in the historical tapestry of the estate.


Characteristics Defining an Exceptional Vintage

The year 2016 was heralded for its remarkable growing season in Bordeaux, one that flirted with adversity initially and yet triumphed with an Indian summer that brought the grapes to an impeccable ripeness. This serendipitous turnaround is eloquently echoed in the layers of complexity and vibrant energy of the 2016 Chateau Talbot.

This vintage is woven with the intricacy of dark cherry and cassis notes, handsomely adorned with a suit of fine-grained tannins that promise excellent ageing potential. One encounters an ideal harmony amid structure and acidity, a testament to the precision in viticulture and winemaking achieved at Chateau Talbot. A subtle mocha undertone and a whisper of graphite lend an air of sophistication, ensuring that each sip is punctuated by a delightful discovery.


An Investable Delight for the Astute Collector

For those discerning investors in search for an exceptional addition to their cellar, the 2016 vintage from Chateau Talbot emerges as a prudent choice. The wine’s poised elegance, underscored by its robust constitution, predicates not only a remarkable drinking window but also enviable potential for value appreciation over time.

The intelligent confluence of climatic grace and masterful winemaking has resulted in a 2016 Chateau Talbot that stands as one of the more compelling narratives from St-Julien in Bordeaux. With each glass poured, one unveils not merely a wine but a chapter of an on-going epic – rooted deeply in Bordeaux’s terroir, yet unfurling into a future replete with promise.

In summing up, the 2016 Chateau Talbot from Chateau Talbot represents an articulate reflection of its vintage year – luminous and resonant with focus – proficiently mirroring Bordeaux’s time-honoured tradition to craft wines which wholeheartedly entice both palate and portfolio.

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Pure, with a core of cassis and blueberry fruit streaming through, carried by ample yet embedded graphite-edged grip. Keeps a fresh feel through the finish. Lovely.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)


A full-bodied red that stays in check with a firm and lightly chewy tannin backbone. Full body and an intense finish. Shows excellent potential.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018


Very dark and shiny. Not that intense but very well mannered. Sweet, almost thick, start. Very flattering. If I had to choose one wine to represent the vintage in typical style I might well choose this one – though the hint of heat on the end is a little worrying. Should be rewarding in the end. Great harmony. 

Jancis Robinson -

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