2009 Talbot, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $135)

SKU #1056649 94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of cocoa powder and currants, follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy, berry and chocolate aftertaste. Lovely polish to this. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Initially generous, the wine then becomes much more solid and dense. The structure is all there along with the ripest fruit. It is delicious and darkly tannic at the same time. (RV) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

91 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Extremely sexy, soft, supple and opulent, with notes of cedar, herbs, incense and black currant fruit, this is a full-bodied, generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of measurement, this is irresistible. Inner quote mark (2/2012)

91 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Slightly rustic aromas of musky black raspberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, leather and game. Sweet, glossy and pliant, with lovely intensity and lift to the flavors of dark cherry, cherry pit and spices. Hints at the horsey quality typical of this chateau but boasts terrific enveloping fruit and noteworthy sweetness. Finishes with broad, plush tannins and excellent length. One of the top few Talbot vintages of the last 25 years. Inner quote mark (7/2012)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dark plum and blueberry compote notes lead the way, followed by dark cocoa and tobacco. A fleshy feel runs throughout, with a stony edge adding length and balance on the finish. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Garnet hue. Ripe and welcoming on the nose; marked by the Cabernet and terroir with dark fruit and minty, stony notes to the fore. Sweet attack with a density of fruit on the mid palate which enrobes the tannins. A solar aspect but not excessive. Fine tannins give plenty of length and drive. Already drinkable (if decanted) but still has a way to go. 17/20 points (JL) Inner quote mark (3/2022)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/12/2012 | Send Email
½* Nice entry and good fruit. At UGC: Cherry fruit. Elegant style. Very forward and sweet.

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