2016 Chateau Talbot Caillou Blanc de Talbot St Julien [Future Arrival]
The 2016 Caillou Blanc du Chateau Talbot is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon confit, white flowers, chamomile and hints of tropical…
Arriving April/May 2019.
Georges Cordier, the grandfather of the current owners was one of the first to replant white wine in Médoc in the 1930’s. With a majority of Sauvignon, and a hint of Sémillon, Caillou Blanc is raised on its lees and stirred in a Burgundy manner. The wine is very aromatic, with a lively personality and responsiveness one finds again and again through all the vintages.
Decanter Magazine (DM)
There is a touch of matchstick reduction on the attack that deepens out to a rich, round flavour. This is a great white, perhaps not with the same grip right through the body as in some years, but the acidity levels feel good and fresh within the context of the heat of the vintage, and this has got lots of pleasure to offer. Drinking Window 2018 – 2028
-Jane Anson (04/02/2017)
Vinous Media (VM)
The 2016 Caillou Blanc from Château Talbot is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon matured in 50% new oak. It has a well defined bouquet with freshly squeezed lime, tangerine and orange cordial – simple but effective. The palate is well balanced with a smooth, quite creamy, quite leery entry (this is never racked) with a fresh, lightly spiced finish. Fine, although I would afford it another year in bottle to soak up the residual new oak. Tasted at the château.
-Neal Martin (07/2018)