2019 Château Talbot St. Julien Wine Tasting Note


2019 Château Talbot  (St. Julien) 94

Refined, elegant, silky tannins, medium-bodied and fresh, the fruit focuses on its purity, length and persistence. The juicy black currants with a tangy hint of sweet cranberry on the palate are perfectly in synch with the tobacco leaf, cigar wrapper, spice and smoky cherry nose. This is going to be just great with 7-9 years of aging. Things continue improving here under the direction of Jean-Michel Laporte. 93-95 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Talbot, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Talbot can be enjoyed on the young side with several hours of decanting. However, the wine is usually better with 7-10 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character.

In the best years, the wine will best between 12 and 20 to 25 years of age after the vintage. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Older vintages, from the 1950's, 1960's and 1980's seem to age better than the current years. But time will tell.

Serving Chateau Talbot with the Best Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Talbot is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Talbot is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed and grilled dishes. Talbot is also good when served with Asian dishes, hearty seafood or richly textured fish like tuna, mushrooms, pasta and cheese.