Red

2008 Château Talbot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2015 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • curtr Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 28, 2021 - Decant 3 hours, a lighter year, drink 2023-2026.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • pgb67 wrote: 88 points

    August 19, 2021 - Summer of 2021 Cornucopia of Wines (Dogwood Grove, Garezers, HHI): I prefer Talbot and Bordeaux in general in riper vintages (I’m an American!), and this seemed just a bit too muted for me on the palate with too much chalk and cedar. Similarly the nose featured a woodier element that didn't impress.

  • troger wrote: 90 points

    June 6, 2021 - Decanted 3 hours and found it very good. Tannins were fully integrated and some hint of fruit although some age is beginning to appear so I would drink it within the next year or so to fully appreciate it.

  • Nico P. Likes this wine:

    April 15, 2020 - 13%. Purchased en primeur, stored temperature controlled since delivery. PnP about 3 months ago. Tasting note from sample set aside in a 100ml bottle and kept in ref. Medium red, garnet rim. Sweetly fruited. Bright strawberry and blackberry fruit. Rounded mouthfeel, soft tannins, broad food friendly tartness. Medium short finish. A satisfying claret in its primary drinking window.

  • Saadissimo Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 10, 2020 - I have done a fresh tasting which is causing me to alter slightly my prior assessment. Not as insipid as when tasted in 2016: this time, delicate wave of red berries swept across my palate and the finesse was palpable. Still, though, not a great value wine.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/4/2009 (link)

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Vinous

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    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 89 points

    (Château Talbot) Dark red violet color; oak, black fruit, floral nose; odd, tart black fruit, tart berry palate with something floral going on; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 3412950921620, 3661419106201, 606899700597, 9770009552510

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 69 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,621 (73%)
  • Consumed 527 (24%)

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