WEINWISSER: "70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot und 5 % Petit Verdot, pH 3.75, 13.5 Vol.-%. Intensives Bouquet, Heidelbeerkompott, getrocknete Fliederblüten und zarter Irisduft. Am kompakten, durchtrainierten Gaumen mit straffer Ausrichtung, cremiger Textur, perfekt stützender Rasse und engmaschigem Tanninkorsett. Im gebündelten aromatischen Finale blaubeerige Konturen, Tabakblatt und mehlige Adstringenz mit dunklem Graphit im Untergrund. Kann noch zulegen. 2029 – 2049."
DECANTER: "A great effort in 2022 with such excellent precision and detail to the tannins and fruit. Cool blueberries, blackcurrants, cola, vanilla, tobacco and liquorice all give nuance and interest with fleshy tannins and bright acidity. Great balance of intensity and finesse with such energy from start to finish. Really quite approachable and enjoyable with impressive crystalline aspects and a lovely sense of place. Tasted twice. A yield of 40hl/ha. Ageing 16 months in barrels, 60% new. Harvest 9-28 September. 3.75pH."
JAMES SUCKLING: "The tannins really are integrated and fill out across the palate. The texture is so beautiful and refined. Medium- to full-bodied and crunchy, with lovely texture and refinement."
JEB DUNNUCK: "Readers will love the 2022 Château Talbot, one of the finest vintages from this château that I can recall. Possessing a gorgeous nose of pure cassis, blackberries, tobacco, and iron, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a pure, layered, elegant mouthfeel, and perfectly integrated tannins. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot that’s resting in 60% new French oak, this utterly classic, pure, lengthy Saint-Julien will benefit from just a few years of bottle age and have a broad drink window. Bravo."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Talbot is especially impressive, and if it fulfills all its promise, it is likely to emerge as this large Saint-Julien property's most exciting wine since the 1980s. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cherries, blackberries and cassis mingled with hints of violets and pencil lead, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, with a layered core of fruit, rich structuring tannins and a long, lively finish. It's a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot that's being matured in 60% new oak."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Schwarze Kirschen, Brombeeren, schokoladiger Touch, feine Edelholzwürze ist unterlegt. Saftig, elegant, reife Kirschen, frischer Säurebogen, mineralisch und anhaftend, feine Fruchtsüße im Abgang, gute Länge, zeigt Potenzial."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Spice, flowers, currants, oak, cherries, and spearmint produce the aromatic profile. The palate is elegant, fresh, vibrant, and energetic. The red berries deliver lift, sweetness, length, and complexity. You can look at this as the perfect juxtaposition between classic, and modern, with age worthy structure, and sweet, ripe freshness in the fruits. The wine is produced from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. 13.5% ABV, 3.75 pH. Yields were 40 hectoliters per hectare. Harvesting took place September 9- September 28. Drink from 2024-2040."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Dark fruit with a stony, mineral edge. Touch of blackcurrant leaf on the palate. Juicy and fresh with a firm tannic frame. Builds on the finish. Classic St-Julien that should age well."