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  • Country ranking ?

    4 508
  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • 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 It’s never withdrawn into itself, and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day.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.

Legend relates that the name of this imposing estate originates with Connétable Talbot, a famous English warrior, defeated at the battle of Castillon 1453. Talbot is one of the Medoc’s oldest estates, its glory never tainted. Through the years it has been fortunate enough to remain in good hands. The owners are Nancy Bignon- Cordier and her family. They are the fourth generation of Cordiers to manage this Saint-Julien fourth classified growth. 

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Blackcurrant, Toasty, Mineral, Floral and Perfumed

nose

Youthful, Complex, Generous and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Round, Harmonious, Fragrant and Drying tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Sophisticated

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright, dark and deep. On the nose it is open, youthful, complex, refined, generous and charming. The taste is round, harmonious, fragrant, refined, with medium tannin ., with drying tannins, silky tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced, well-structured, good texture, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, floral, perfumed, toasty and mineral flavours. The finish is long, round, lingering, flavorful, spicy and vibrant. This wine is sophisticated,wonderful, fine and superb. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2t before tasting.
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Origin

St. Julien, Bordeaux

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