2014 Talbot



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Average critic rating : 92.0 points

92-95

92-95

Ample and broad on the palate, the 2014 Talbot captures the essence of the vintage with an enticing m‚lange of fresh blue and purplish-hued fruits. Graphite, lavender, mint and sweet spices waft from the glass as the 2014 gradually opens up. At times, Talbot is muscular and powerful, while at other moments it comes across as much more feminine. It is precisely those contrasts that make the 2014 so intriguing. Polished, silky tannins wrap around the super-inviting finish. The 2014 was vinified in cement and steel, with pump overs only. The blend is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, while new oak is around 50%. Tasted twice.

89-91

89-91

The Château Talbot 2014 has a simple bouquet that is missing the sophistication and nuance that is a consistent in Saint Julien wines this year. Aerating the glass for 5 minutes does seem to evolve more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannin. There is a nice line of acidity here, a little hardness towards the finish but an attractive spicy aftertaste that lingers in the mouth. I can envisage this to be a more austere Saint Julien but if it gains flesh during élevage it could be an interesting proposition. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

94-95

94-95

This is really powerful with excellent depth of fruit and richness. Spices, blueberries and lightly toasted oak now. But it shows really serious structure. Best Talbot in years, maybe decades. James Suckling. April, 2015.

90-93

90-93

Tightly focused and ripe, with a lovely beam of blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit, lined with pastis hints and backed by brambly grip. Vivacious.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

16.75

16.75

93

93

91-94

91-94

Sweet fruit again on the nose. Clean. Tightens up in the mouth, and this is rather good. Sweet St Julien fruit. Complete. Good. Very St Julien in style. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 01/12/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Talbot 2014
+£176.00     (+60.69%) Latest price:  £466.00
Talbot 2008
+£181.00     (+75.73%) Latest price:  £420.00
Talbot 2004
+£373.33     (+220.91%) Latest price:  £542.33
Talbot 2001
+£403.67     (+214.72%) Latest price:  £591.67
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