A regular favourite and 2017 shows why. Juciy cassis, balance and cedar leads to a classic claret.
Malcolm Willatts, Armit Wines
Reviews & Scores
The 2017 Talbot was picked from 18 to 4 October using manual and optical sorting, matured in 50% new oak. It has a relatively light but well-defined, floral bouquet, pressed flower filtering through that blackberry and boysenberry scents, a little clove and bay leaf lending complexity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin that frame the slightly savory black fruit, just a little earthiness developing towards the finish. It is a classic Talbot really, exactly what you would expect for the vintage. Drink 2020-2036.
90-92 Points, Neal Martin
The 2017 Talbot is powerful and dense, but also a bit rough around the edges, with burly tannins that add to that impression. It will be interesting to see if the 2017 acquire more finesse during aging. Based on the wine's persistence, there is a reasonably good chance that will...
happen. Intense blue/black fruit, gravel, smoke and licorice add to the wine's dark personality. Tasted two times.
88-91 Points, Antonio Galloni
This is solid and structured with blackberry and currant character. Full-bodied, muscular and dialed-in.
92-93 Points, James Suckling
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