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Chateau Talbot Rouge 2018

Saint Julien, France


Out of stock

    JS 96 WS 95 WE 94 DEC 94
    VG 93 JD 93 RPWA 93 WAPB 91-93
    FM 94 JL 93 JCL 93 JMQ 92
    VWM 17/20

Grape Variety
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29 % Merlot, and 5 % Petit Verdot


Fourth Growth – Quatrieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855


  • 96 James Suckling

    Rich aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate, tobacco and licorice. Oyster shell, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, well integrated tannins. Polished, silky layers with a long finish. Gorgeous ripe and bright fruit in the center palate. Best in a long time. Try from 2025. (1/19/2021)

  • 95 Wine Spectator

    This is densely packed with ripe macerated fig, blackberry and plum fruit flavors supported by tar and bramble notes that meld steadily through the finish. Notes of applewood and anise flash throughout. For the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2036.

  • 94 Wine Enthusiast

    The special bottle celebrates 100 years of ownership by the Cordier family, one of the top Bordeaux wine families.This wine shows concentration and intense black fruits. Rich dark chocolate and a luscious texture are allied to the firm base of tannins. The wine is set for aging. Drink from 2027. Roger Voss

  • 94 Decanter

    Clear depth right off the first nose is evident, with swirling black cherry and blackberry fruits and grilled cedar. Caramel creaminess here also, with black chocolate edging. This is excellent-quality, with bristling tannins that are just at the beginning of their life. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2026 – 2040 (1/12/2021)

  • 93 Vinous (Antonio Galloni)

    The 2018 Talbot is quite the powerhouse. Inky and deep, the 2018 possesses striking textural richness from start to finish. Inky dark fruit, licorice, cloves, new leather, menthol, violet and chocolate fill out the layers effortlessly in this decidedly flashy Saint-Julien… This is certainly an opulent, rich style. (3/31/21)

  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck

    Released in an all-black bottle celebrating 100 years in the Cordier family, the 2018 Château Talbot is a beautiful, classic Saint-Julien that leads with its pure cassis and currant fruit as well as notes of tobacco leaf, violets, chocolate, damp earth, and new leather. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied, elegant 2018 with remarkable purity of fruit, a lively spine of acidity, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish…It’s a beautiful wine that shines for its finesse and purity, and if it picks up weight in bottle, it will certainly merit an even higher rating. Give bottles 3-5 years and enjoy over the following 15-20+. (3/16/2021)

  • 93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Talbot is just a little reduced to begin, opening out to reveal notions of warm red and black currants, baked plums and mulberries with touches of sautéed herbs, tilled soil, fallen leaves and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, it has commendably ripe, fine-grained tannins and restrained, earthy layers on offer in the mouth with an herbal lift on the finish. (24th Apr 2019)

  • 91-93 Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Talbot features notions of baked blackcurrants, stewed plums and bouquet garni with hints of tilled soil, tobacco leaf and pencil lead. The medium-bodied palate is softly textured with bags of juicy black fruits supported by chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing savory. (3/31/2021)

  • 94 Falstaff Magazin
  • 93 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
  • 93 Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee
  • 92 Jean-Marc Quarin
  • 17/20 Vinum Wine Magazine

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