A 4th Classified Growth from Saint-Julien
Chateau Talbot 2016 has a very dark, ink-like color. Initially the aromas are not very expressive, due to its high density. After aeration, the initial delicate floral fragrances are embellished notes of blackberries and black figs with hints of balsamic. The palate has a sensual and precise attack, and the fine-grain tannins are nicely ripe. The wine is suave and not overbearing. On the whole, the 2016 Talbot is balanced and charming with plenty of power.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. At first, the aromatics seem standoffish, but you gradually warm to its charms. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an edginess to this Talbot, and it does not quite possess the harmony and charm of other Saint Julien 2016s. But, there is personality hereùa bit curmudgeonly and yet you keep going back to take another sip. One to watch.