Château Talbot Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classé AOC

Legend relates that the name of this imposing estate originates with Connétable Talbot, a famous English warrior, defeated at the battle of Castillon in 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.
For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint-Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable during aging, a champion of longevity; even young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, always characterized by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an expansive character. It’s never withdrawn into itself and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day.

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VARIETALS
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2014

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%

APPEARANCE
Brilliant purple in color.

NOSE
The aroma is powerful with excellent depth of fruit and richness.
Spices, blueberries and lightly toasted oak dominate the nose.

PALATE
The palate shows really serious structure.
It has a fine natural concentration, without being forced.
It is enticing with hints of eucalyptus and cassis.
Tannins are grainy but fully developed and it finishes long and full.
This has everything that one expects from a good Talbot.

AGEING
18 months in 50% French new oak barrels.

PAIRING
Talbot is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, also good when served with Asian dishes, hearty seafood or rich fish like tuna, mushrooms and cheese.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now throughout 2033.

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94pts 

90pts 

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