Chateau Talbot 2016

Chateau Talbot 2016

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Wine Spectator: 95
Rock 'em, sock 'em St.-Julien, with mouthcoating ganache and tar notes backed by commensurate cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry reduction flavors. The long finish rumbles through, with buried brambly grip providing the support for the dense fruit and toast to meld. Best from 2025 through 2040. 29,833 cases made.
Wine Advocate: 92
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.
Decanter: 89
An attractive, smoky nose with some brambly dark fruits. A good St-Julien with plenty of juicy fruit signature, followed by a mouthwatering finish, this is a good second wine. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
The smooth texture of this wine is deceptive. Behind its ripe black fruits and acidity, the wine has a strong sense of structure to give shape and potential to the freshness and fruit. The wine will age, not perhaps for the really long term but certainly it is worth waiting until 2025.
Vinous: 87
The 2016 Caillou Blanc du Chateau Talbot is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile and hints of tropical fruit intermingled with oak give the wine its exotic, racy personality.
James Suckling: 94
This is already a beautiful St.-Julien that’s ripe and elegant with not a jot too much oak or tannin, but a very fresh and lively finish that keeps on going. However, there are some serious reserves in this wine that need time to be released. Already very harmonious, but better from 2021."