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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Chateau Talbot  2009
Chateau Talbot 2009
(search item no. 114593)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $73.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1988 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A champion of longevity, even when young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, ever distinguished by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an extraverted nature. It's never withdrawn into itself, and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day. It's a racy wine, with complex marks of Havana and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.
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Additional wines from Chateau Talbot:

  • 2005 (search item no. 104454)

About Chateau Talbot:

This imposing 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.

Talbot's vines grow in an ideal location bordering an estuary, on some of the region's most highly prized gravel rises which alone produce great wine. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, and its reputation has been in the hands of experienced managers, and always shown itself to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification.

Owners of Talbot since the early 20th century, the Cordier family have perpetuation the commitment to quality of their predecessors. At Talbot, wine is very much past, present, and future. Therefore, tradition and technical innovations both count a great deal.