1982 Chateau Talbot, Saint-Julien [RP-95pts]


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Ratings & Tasting notes:

95 points Wine Advocate

Along with the 1986, the 1982 is one of the greatest Talbots ever made. Far more evolved than its stablemate, Gruaud Larose, it exhibits a dense garnet color to the rim along with a huge, sweet, exotic nose of charcoal, beef blood, licorice, herbs, and black fruits. A hint of figs suggests borderline overripeness, but the wine remains fleshy and full-bodied with sweet tannin and an expansive, heady mouthfeel. While fully mature, it should hold for another decade. (RP) (6/2009)

95 points Vinous

This magnum of 1982 Talbot was the biggest surprise of the 1982 dinner that wowed every attendee…including yours truly. Stunning definition on the flattering nose, this is so fragrant and quite floral with wilted rose petals and mint complementing the red fruit. The palate is marked by a fine bead of acidity, this magnum even better than the château bottle shown at their vertical four years earlier. It fans out beautifully on the finish, classic and understated, shimmering with pedigree. This demonstrates what Talbot can do, but I wonder whether there is a tangible difference between bottles and magnums? (NM) (4/2022)

93 points John Gilman

The 1982 Château Talbot is a stellar example of this property’s wines, and along with the 1986, this has to be one of the greatest vintages produced here in the twentieth century. I had not drunk a bottle in more than a decade, so was very happy when a friend coming to taste 1982s with me for this report told me he was bringing this wine along. Like many of the top Talbots from the decade of the 1980s, there was just a bit of leathery overtones to this wine during its extended adolescence, but that is now long gone as the wine hits its stride at age thirty-eight. The bouquet is pure, complex and offers up just beautiful fruit tones in its blend of sweet cassis, blackberries, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a touch of celery seed, violets, cigar smoke and just a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, a very elegant profile, still a bit of suave backend tannin and outstanding focus and grip on the complex and very long finish. This is a really beautiful bottle of Talbot! 93+ (1/2020)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 60% humidity since purchase.


Excellent condition.
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