This imposing estate owes its name to Connétable Talbot, the English General and Governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. In an ideal location bordering the Gironde Estuary, Talbot’s vines are grown on some of the region’s most prized gravelly rises renowned for producing great wines. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. It has been in the hands of experienced managers for centuries, and always shown to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification. Owners of Talbot since 1918, the Cordier family have perpetuated their predecessors’ commitment to quality. At Talbot, wine is very much past, present, and future, whereby traditional techniques are combined with technical innovations.
Thanks to an alliance between mankind and nature, as well as generations of experience, this outstanding terroir produces wines which vary depending on the vintage, but are always well-balanced and complex.
91 Points. The 2017 Talbot is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with aromas of cedar, black cherries, mulberries and warm blackcurrants with touches of earth, tree bark and herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, firm, grainy and muscular with an earthy finish. Lisa Perroti-Brown, MW Wine Advocate