Château Talbot, Saint-Julien 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2009

Château Talbot, Saint-Julien 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2009

Regular price €125.00
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A concentrated, fruit-packed wine with fine, supple tannins and dark depths.


‘Aromas of cocoa powder and currants, follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy, berry and chocolate aftertaste. Lovely polish to this.’
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, February 2012 94/100
‘Initially generous, the wine then becomes much more solid and dense. The structure is all there along with the ripest fruit. It is delicious and darkly tannic at the same time.’
Wine Enthusiast, February 2012 93/100
‘Extremely sexy, soft, supple and opulent, with notes of cedar, herbs, incense and black currant fruit, this is a full-bodied, generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of measurement, this is irresistible.’
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012 91/100

Château Talbot 2009 in wooden box

‘Bright ruby-red. Slightly rustic aromas of musky black raspberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, leather and game. Sweet, glossy and pliant, with lovely intensity and lift to the flavors of dark cherry, cherry pit and spices. Hints at the horsey quality typical of this chateau but boasts terrific enveloping fruit and noteworthy sweetness. Finishes with broad, plush tannins and excellent length. One of the top few Talbot vintages of the last 25 years.’
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, July 2012 91/100
‘Dark plum and blueberry compote notes lead the way, followed by dark cocoa and tobacco. A fleshy feel runs throughout, with a stony edge adding length and balance on the finish.’
Wine Spectator, March 2012 91/100
‘Elegant new oak marks the nose, as well as stylish cassis fruit. Medium-bodied, but has freshness and finesse and considerable purity of fruit, thanks to better than expected acidity. The tannins are still firm, but there’s nothing harsh about them. Poised and long, with fine potential.’
Stephen Brook, Decanter, March 2014 93/100

The château was built in 1745 on land owned by the aristocratic de Sèze family, at the time owners of many other properties in the region.

Raymond Troplong bought the estate in 1850, giving it independence; and his 33 hectares, of which 29 are vineyards, remain its extent today. Raymond's nephew Édouard succeeded him and added Troplong to the name of the property.

The estate entered its contemporary period when it was acquired by Paris wine merchant Alexandre Vallette. Further significant progress came when his great-granddaughter Christine took the reins in 1980, joined by her husband Xavier Pariente ten years later. Their years of work to improve the vines, cellar and château itself were rewarded in 2006 with the elevation of Troplong Mondot to 1er Grand cru classé status.

Subsequent developments included the addition of a guest house in 2010 and Michelin awarded restaurant ‘Les Belles Perdrix’ in 2012. The death of Christine in 2014 left M Pariente as CEO, and in July 2017 the estate was bought by insurance company SCOR Group for a sum later revealed to be of the order of €178 million.

Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationSaint Julien
Vintage2009
Grape variety65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol13.5%
Bottle size75cl

One of the effects of COVID-19 is increased business for online businesses and courier companies, and this has led to delays despite everyone's best efforts.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME: UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS for deliveries, though many arrive sooner than this.

We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

Any delays are likely to be more significant in more densely populated areas of the country.

Online delivery charges and times

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

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Faulty bottles

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If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.