A 4th Classified Growth from Saint-Julien
Chateau Talbot 2016 has a very dark, ink-like color. Initially the aromas are not very expressive, due to its high density. After aeration, delicate floral fragrances are embellished with fruity aromas. Fragrances of blackberries and black figs with slight notes of balsamic reveal themselves. The wine gradually opens up. The mouth has a sensual and precise attack. The tannic structure is refined on beautiful tannins. The wine is suave, without overbearing tannins. The finish is palatable. On the whole, Talbot 2016 is balanced and charming with a healthy dose of power.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. At first, the aromatics seem standoffish, but you gradually warm to its charms. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an edginess to this Talbot, and it does not quite possess the harmony and charm of other Saint Julien 2016s. But, there is personality hereùa bit curmudgeonly and yet you keep going back to take another sip. One to watch.