Chateau Talbot is one of the UK's best known wineries to the British public, which is not surprising given that it is named after John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who in 1453 suffered the ignominy of losing the battle and allowed Bordeaux and its vineyards to fall back under French control after having belonged to the British Crown for over 340 years. This is a great St Julien vintage that every lover of great wines must taste.


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The wine of Château Talbot

The red wine of Talbot is generally a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (5%). Vinification includes 18 months maturation in small oak barrels (50%). New).

Talbot is renowned for its consistency and is one of the most carefully crafted and reliable clarets in the St Julien Cru Classé. The best examples are richly aromatic with a bouquet of cedarwood and vanilla-scented blackcurrant fruit and a mouthful of ripe, well-defined black fruits and finely integrated tannins. It is ranked 4th Cru Classé in the AOC Saint Julien in the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.


The estate

During the last century, it belonged to the Cordier family and the red wine of the property has long been renowned for its reliability. It is one of the largest estates in the Médoc and its unique 102 hectare vineyard is located inland from the Gironde and west of the hamlet of St-Julien-Beychevelle. Georges Cordier, owner of the property in the mid-20th century, was a great lover of white wine and, determined to produce his own, took the very unusual step of planting 5 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in his vineyard. The first white wine was produced in 1945 (Le Caillou Blanc by Ch Talbot). The aim is to make wine in a Burgundian style, aged in oak, with 80% Sauvignon Blanc giving liveliness and acidity, while the 20% Semillon imbues the wine with its weight, backbone and ageing potential.


Best vintages of Château Talbot

You are looking for the best vintages of Château Talbot. Here are some of Talbot's exceptional vintages. These are the top rated vintages on the reference sites of the most renowned tasters, such as Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate; Wine Spectator, James Suckling, etc. :

  • Château Talbot 1986
  • Château Talbot 1982
  • Château Talbot 1945
  • Château Talbot 2019
  • Château Talbot 2018
  • Château Talbot 2000
  • Château Talbot 2016


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