This impressive estate owes its name to Connétable Talbot, Commander in Chief of the English army and gouvernor of Guyenne, beaten by the french army at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. Château Talbot is in an ideal location a short distance from the Gironde estuary. The vines grow on fine gravelly rises, which alone are capable of producing the region's great wines. Talbot is one of the most ancient estates in the Médoc. The château has fortunately passed from one competent manager to another over the centuries, and is fully worthy of its classification in 1855 as a great growth. The Cordier family has owned Talbot since the early 1900s. Several generations of the family have shown their deep understanding of the importance of quality. Traditional methods are used alongside the most modern ones. The interplay between man and nature, and an age-old understanding of this outstanding terroir, combine to make wines that are different every year, but unfailingly well-balanced and complex. Five hectares of the Talbot estate are given over to producing a dry, crisp, elegant white wine, Le Caillou Blanc.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
An elegant Talbot, finely etched and reminiscent of the style of the 1971, this medium-bodied, flavorful, fully mature wine is holding up nicely in the bottle. The fragrant, spicy, cedary bouquet is interesting and shows good fruit. Rather reserved on the palate, with polite flavors, some unresolved tannins still present, and above-average length, this is a good, rather than great, Talbot. Anticipated maturity: Now-may be in decline. Last tasted, 2/83.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU TALBOT 33250 ST JULIEN DE BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 14
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 55
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc