Château Talbot Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

This was my favorite in our little ‘86 showdown. I found the palate to be more lively with higher acidity and more primary fruit than the Gruaud Larose. Underripe blackberries, tar, black cherry and a streak of leather down the middle.

This was my favorite in our little ‘86 showdown. I found the palate to be more lively with higher acidity and more primary fruit than the Gruaud Larose. Underripe blackberries, tar, black cherry and a streak of leather down the middle.

9.3

Lee Lightfoot Delectable Pro

Super classic. Still massive. Has another 20 years at least.

Super classic. Still massive. Has another 20 years at least.

9.3

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Great density and power. Berries, spice, a bit of earth.

Great density and power. Berries, spice, a bit of earth.

9.3

Jennifer Brown Delectable Pro

Buyer PLCB-Luxury Division

Tannins are still hard, tar-like. Not pleasant to drink

Tannins are still hard, tar-like. Not pleasant to drink

8.4

John Blazon Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier & Educator Spire Collection

Incredible balance - smooth, supple elegant.. This is what aged St Julien strives to be !

Incredible balance - smooth, supple elegant.. This is what aged St Julien strives to be !

9.7

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

This afternoon was treated to this 1986 Chateau Talbot. On the nose was dark fruit, prune, tobacco, spice and dark cherry. After decanting for a short period of time at first taste the palate gives notes of black cherries, leather, spices, licorice and sandy tannins. There is medium acidity and medium tannins with a very nice long finish. I would say this at least has more life to go a good 5 years.

This afternoon was treated to this 1986 Chateau Talbot. On the nose was dark fruit, prune, tobacco, spice and dark cherry. After decanting for a short period of time at first taste the palate gives notes of black cherries, leather, spices, licorice and sandy tannins. There is medium acidity and medium tannins with a very nice long finish. I would say this at least has more life to go a good 5 years.

9.0

Gil Kulers Delectable Pro

Definitely on its way out. Very disappointing. Could be a one off bad bottle. Fruit definitely disappearing.

Definitely on its way out. Very disappointing. Could be a one off bad bottle. Fruit definitely disappearing.

8.3

Rory Pugh Delectable Pro

Low in acid (in the best way), jammy (in the best way), fruit bomb (in the best way)

Low in acid (in the best way), jammy (in the best way), fruit bomb (in the best way)

9.9

Caroline Conner Delectable Pro

Still very good, tons of graphite

Still very good, tons of graphite

9.2

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Very nice wine though a bit rough on the palate. Good fruit and nose

Very nice wine though a bit rough on the palate. Good fruit and nose

8.9

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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