Château Talbot Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$95

A strong effort for Talbot, the 2005 is more showy and forward than most wines of this vintage. While there is plenty of tannin, it is sweet and well-concealed behind an intriguing bouquet of sweet herbs, licorice, smoked game, black currants, and cherries. This fleshy, medium to full-bodied St.-Julien exhibits a silky sweetness to its texture and tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020+. Robert Parker

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Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

This grand estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Complex aromas of fruit and spice with wafts of sweetness. On the palate red berry flavors with sweet tobacco and cacao, full body, well integrated. Soft tannins, good acidity balance, lingering ending with a mineral edge, perfect now.

This grand estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Complex aromas of fruit and spice with wafts of sweetness. On the palate red berry flavors with sweet tobacco and cacao, full body, well integrated. Soft tannins, good acidity balance, lingering ending with a mineral edge, perfect now.

9.1

Chip Hughes Delectable Pro

First wine of ‘18. Bang friggin average. Soupy, dilute. Yields must have been off the charts here in ‘05. Tastes like a $14 Cali Cab. #talbot #bordeaux #stjulien

First wine of ‘18. Bang friggin average. Soupy, dilute. Yields must have been off the charts here in ‘05. Tastes like a $14 Cali Cab. #talbot #bordeaux #stjulien

8.0

Jay McInerney Delectable Pro

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

Very fine. Drinking now. Currant and cedar.

Very fine. Drinking now. Currant and cedar.

9.0

Darren Guillaume Delectable Pro

This is a perfect match with duck and pork. I'm so glad Laura Miller gave Kristy and I an excuse to drink plonk today.

This is a perfect match with duck and pork. I'm so glad Laura Miller gave Kristy and I an excuse to drink plonk today.

9.1

Angel Martinez Delectable Pro

Brand ambassador GHMumm Spain, Wine reviewer www.theluxury.es"

Too much power

Too much power

9.0

Peter Bourget Delectable Pro

2005 Ch. Talbot. Always excellent.

2005 Ch. Talbot. Always excellent.

10

Manuel Castro Delectable Pro

Ch. Talbot 2005. Elegant, classy, ripe fruit and good oak, round palate, perfect to drink "by the glass"

Ch. Talbot 2005. Elegant, classy, ripe fruit and good oak, round palate, perfect to drink "by the glass"

9.0

Beau Carufel Delectable Pro

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

Delicious but still too young. Maybe in 5-7 more years it will be ready.

Delicious but still too young. Maybe in 5-7 more years it will be ready.

8.9

Dan Groch

Might have had a tough life prior to purchase

Might have had a tough life prior to purchase

8.9

Chris England

One of my fav St J

One of my fav St J

9.5