James Suckling 90-91
Sweet-tobacco and berry character with some cigar box. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh-herb aftertaste to the fruit. Second wine of Talbot.
The 2020 Talbot has a fragrant nose with black cherries, bilberry, wild mint and chalk, quite harmonious and gaining intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, almost candied opening, predominantly red berry fruit laced with mint and orange zest, and a liberal sprinkling of black pepper. I admire the way this Talbot builds so that it finishes with a flourish. This may well land at the top of my banded score.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2055