2013 Talbot, St-Julien

SKU #1270607 91-92 points James Suckling

 A wine with blackberry with chocolate character. Full and juicy. Round delicious. Subtlety layered wine. Outstanding.  (4/2014)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Ripe and packed with red berries, this wine is as much about fruit as structure. The tannins have a supporting role, giving a dry core. It brings out the fruitiness of the vintage. Drink from 2019. (RV)  (3/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Lightish ruby with a pale rim. Savoury, dark-fruited aroma. Cassis and cedar on the palate, the texture chalky but smooth. Moreish and fresh on the finish. The tannins are more dense than in some St-Juliens tasted alongside - but not obdurate. (JH)  (10/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Soft, ripe and fruity, the 2013 Talbot possesses light tannins, a supple texture, and plenty of licorice- and underbrush-infused berry fruit...(RP)  (8/2014)


 Dark ruby. Delicate pomegranate and violet nuances complement red berries and an aromatic leafy component on the nose. Light and lively on the palate, showing attractive inner-mouth perfume to the red and dark berry and cedar flavors. Finishes fairly persistent, with youthfully chewy tannins. If you don't mind lighter-bodied clarets, this young Talbot ought to hold plenty of appeal for early drinking. (Ian D'Agata)  (5/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Features a high-pitched damson plum and violet profile, with flecks of white pepper and iron followed by a sanguine echo on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021. 14,075 cases made. (Web Only-2016) (JM)

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Saint Julien

- St. Julien, the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, is known for highly extracted, finely structured, Cabernet-based reds. It is nestled between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south. Like St. Estephe, there are no first growths in this area. Leoville-las-Cases, Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Gruard Larose are the second-growths of St. Julien followed by Lagrange which is the only third-growth. Beychevelle, Branaire Ducru, St. Pierre, and Talbot, which are all fourth-growth wines, round out the grand cru classe chateaux. In the last several vintages, wineries from this appellation have been out-performing their traditional rankings making many of the wines from this region some of the best values in red wine today.