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Château Talbot Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien 2016

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Bordeaux Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin: St Julien/Bordeaux/France
  • Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot 


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.

92 Points. The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory. Drink 2020 - 2036. Lisa Perroti-Brown, MW Wine Advocate