2013 Talbot, St-Julien
A wine with blackberry with chocolate character. Full and juicy. Round delicious. Subtlety layered wine. Outstanding.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)