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    4
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Undeniably, Talbot is one of the most famous Médoc wines. This fine reputation is no doubt due to a mysterious combination of factors, such as the size of its vineyard, nearly one hundred hectares, and the regularity of its wine.  Nearly a century in the same family, the name Talbot is concise and hard-hitting, easy to pronounce in all languages and a part of our history… However, the first thing that makes Talbot popular is the wonderful nature of its wine.


‘For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable during aging,’ emphasize Bettane and Desseauve in their Guide to French Wines.


It’s true. A champion of longevity, even when young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, ever distinguished by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an extraverted nature. It’s never withdrawn into itself, and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day. It’s a racy wine, with complex marks of Havana and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.

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Vintage 2000

Harvesting is performed by hand, with no fewer than 180 cutters. This step, crucial in the making of a great wine, is subject to numerous selective sortings. Initial grape selection is performed on the plant, the second when the grapes arrive at the vat house; eight to ten persons on either side of a seven-meter sorting table eliminate grapes not meeting optimal maturity standards. This precision work conserves the grapes’ and the terroir’s most intense expression.


Harvest 2010

September 14th & 15th: White sauvignon
September 20th: Semillon
September 29th & 30th, October 1st: merlot smaller team
October 4th: merlot larger team
October 7th (ongoing): cabernet-sauvignons


Last harvests periods

Vintage 2009 : September 24th to October 13rd
Vintage 2008 : September 24th to October 15th
Vintage 2007 : September 21st to October 5th
Vintage 2006 : September 21st to October 4th
Vintage 2005 : September 15th to October 9th
Vintage 2004 : September 30th to October 19th
Vintage 2003 : September 11th to September 26th




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Bright ruby, garnet rim. Cassis, leather and anise. Starting maturity and surprisingly easy to enjoy already. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and long.
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St. Julien, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Talbot 2000  ( Château Talbot )

"Bright ruby, garnet rim. Cassis, leather and anise. Starting maturity and surprisingly easy to enjoy already. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit and long. "

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