Red

1986 Château Talbot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2002 - 2018 (Edit)
CT92.8 391 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 360

  • Rani wrote: flawed

    September 4, 2021 - Flawed, vegetal notes that never dissipated. Shame.

  • SussexSB wrote: 95 points

    September 2, 2021 - Abs-er-lout-ely terrific. No rush. The challenge is to hold off. Slow, damson in a Rumtopf, elegance uplifting.

    Easiest 95 I have given. Hints of Trot and TRB ‘98. High praise. Find and drink!

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    August 26, 2021 - Weekend in Westport; 8/25/2021-8/29/2021 (Westport, CT): This was good although I think it got a bit overshadowed by some other wines at the dinner. It was drinking well in that nice aged Bordeaux style. A bit of cigar and leather and old library. In the window for sure.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Papies wrote: 95 points

    August 25, 2021 - Boys Night at 67 PM (67 Pall Mall, London): Another great showing from this beautiful and undervalued wine. This is our 12th time we have had it (Papies 93-95) from a variety of sources ( we buy on sight ) and always well behaved and continues to evolve and deliver . Much liek its sibling the Gruaud Larosse the 80s are their golden decade.

    The Nose is superb once again. Soft elegant yet singing, leather, cedar, soft spice . On the palate it is well round and with a "light elegance" , polished and silky but really that nose is enough to launch 1000 ships. Superb 94-95 once again

    Solid cork, well wet, broke in 2 on opening. top shoulder fill.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • akoe wrote:

    August 9, 2021 - Tasted blind. Unfortunately, this was completely over the hill and oxidized.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    A Century - Not Out: Talbot 1919-2010 (Oct 2019), 10/1/2019 (link)

    (Talbot Talbot Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    JA Talbot Vertical, 12/7/2018 (link)

    (Château Talbot, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

    (Talbot) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/23/2002 (link)

    (Ch Talbot St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2000 (link)

    (Chateau Talbot St Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2000 (link)

    (Château Talbot St Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2015 (link) 93 points

    (Château Talbot) Bricking dark red violet color; mature, tobacco, black currant nose; mature, tart black currant, tobacco, cedar palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/4/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Château Talbot) Bricking dark red violet color with pale meniscus; brett, tart currant, tobacco nose; brett, tart black fruit, tobacco, iodine palate with green notes; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2010 (link) 88 points

    (Château Talbot) Dark red violet color; tobacco, tart plum, earthy nose; tight, tart cassis, tart red berry palate with firm tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Talbot
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 087000306608, 087000309883

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,793 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,803 (39%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

aged Limousin club steak, back loin of lamb, Beef Wellington, free-range chicken, UK lamb, Uruguayan entrecôte

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99% Like It  67 votes

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