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Chateau Talbot 1996

Bordeaux - Fourth GrowthSaint-Julien - Red - 12.8°
Chateau Talbot 1996
$989.94 a case of 6 Bottles (750ML)| $164.99 / Unit
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A Saint-Julien with a dense and soft texture

A 4ème Cru Classé en 1855 produced in the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Talbot was named after Constable Talbot, a famous English warrior who lost the Battle of Castillon in 1453. Aged 44 years, on average, the vines cover a total area of 101 hectares and are planted on Médoc gravel. The aging of the wine is carried out in barrels, of which 50% are new. The 1998 vintage is composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% de Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.

At tasting, the Château Talbot 1996 presents a pretty and bright red color. The nose shows an intense and diversified bouquet. One can detect smoky fragrances and slightly toasted oak (merrains), along with light and harmonious notes of spices and ripe fruit. The wine shows great complexity on the palate, the various flavors highlighted upon a texture that combines density and mellowness. The tannins are beautiful and harmonious on the finish.

Parker : 89 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
I tasted this wine three times in January, rating it 88, 89, and 90 with similar tasting notes. The wine is close to being outstanding, exhibiting a saturated dark ruby color, and excellent aromatics, consisting of black fruits intermixed with licorice, dried herbs, and roasted meat smells. It is full, with impressive extract, a fleshy texture, low acidity, excellent purity, and a long, deep, chewy finish. This 1996 will be drinkable at a young age, yet keep for 15-20 years. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2017.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Alcohol
12.8

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM90

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Talbot

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
89

On Special
No

Classification
Fourth Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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