Ch Talbot 2000–2019

Jean-Michel Laporte at Ch Talbot

In response to members' requests for more vertical tastings of popular Bordeaux châteaux we offer a look at 21st-century Talbot, now run by Jean-Michel Laporte, pictured above.

There are classed-growth châteaux that play the en primeur game sensibly, their release price allowing everyone, including the consumer, to find value. Fourth growth Château Talbot in St-Julien is one of them. Release prices from the château through the new millennium have remained pretty constant, varying from €22.50 a bottle to a maximum €33 for top vintages, the 2020 released at the latter, the same as the 2010. Allowing for négociant and merchant...