92 points, Antonio Galloni: “The 2015 Talbot is endowed with serious power and density, much of which it appears to have acquired during ag“ing. Dark plum, lavender, new leather, spice and grilled herbs run through this decidedly potent Saint-Julien.." Pa
“The 2015 Talbot is endowed with serious power and density, much of which it appears to have acquired during ag“ing. Dark plum, lavender, new leather, spice and grilled herbs run through this decidedly potent Saint-Julien. Readers will have to give the 2015 at least a few years to shed some of its formidable tannins. In two tastings, Talbot showed more nuance, complexity and overall pedigree than it did as a barrel sample.”
92 points, Antonio Galloni
Chateau Talbot is located near the Left Bank commune of St. Julien in the Bordeaux wine region of France. It gets it name from an old British soldier - Connetable Talbot - who was killed in the historic battle of Castillon in 1453. It was ranked as a 4th Growth in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux. The Cordier family has owned the estate since 1917. Cellars, winemaking facilities and vineyards have been extensively renovated over time.
Château Talbot's 102 hectares of vineyards are planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc in a single large block of vines sitting at the highest elevation in Saint-Julien, 23 meters. Wines are vinified using a combination of temperature controlled, large, truncated wood vats and stainless steel tanks. They are then aged in 50%-60% new French oak for 14-16 months. Talbot wines age extremely well.
The 2015 blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 % Merlot, and 3 % de Petit Verdot.