Talbot performance

Yesterday’s blog focused on two high-scoring Right Bank vintages from Angelus that traded at all-time highs in July. Another wine – this time from the Left Bank – also stood out last month with five vintages from Talbot trading at all-time highs. These were the 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010.

Despite having a low average score (89.5 points from the Wine Advocate over the last ten vintages), Talbot has performed well on the secondary market. As the chart above shows, the index tracking its last ten physical vintages has outperformed its peer group, the Left Bank 200 index, by 13.5%.

Talbot table

In July, Talbot 2002 traded above the higher-scored 2004, 2009 and 2010 vintages. The 2002 is the lowest-scoring Talbot of the last 24 years and was described by Robert Parker as “thin, meek, austere, and shallow” and a “major disappointment”.  The 2010 is the highest-scoring Talbot since the 1986 vintage and was described by Parker as “one of the best Talbots over recent years”. The 2002 is now being offered at a Market Price of £540, above the 2010 Market Price of £511.

Talbot 10