Connetable Talbot – Saint Julien 2017
As the second wine born in the 1960s from the iconic Fourth Great Classified Growth Chateau Talbot, the Connetable de Talbot is one of the pioneers in the Medoc on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. Vintage after vintage, this great wine from the renowned Saint-Julien appellation has become a wine with a personality in its own right. Reflecting all the typicity of the appellation and elaborated with the same attention as that given to the first wine, the Connetable de Talbot displays the elegance that gives Saint-Julien its charm. Medium-bodied palate with currant, chocolate, coffee-bean and cedar character. Round, chewy tannins and a rich, flavorful finish.
VertdeVin: 92/93Pts; Wine Spectator: 90Pts
About The Brand
4th Medoc Grand Cru Classe, Chateau Talbot comprises 110 hectares of a single vineyard in the heart of the Saint-Julien commune, an outstanding appellation as it counts no fewer than 11 classified growths. Ideally situated on the banks of the Gironde estuary on hilltops of alluvial gravel carried by the Dordogne River from the Massif Central and from the Pyrenees by the Garonne, Chateau Talbot’s terroir is exceptional.
The estate has a rich history. Its name originates with Connetable Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, governor of Guyenne as well as being a famous English military commander, who was defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453. In 1855, at the time of the Medoc and Graves growth classifications ordered by Emperor Napoleon III, Chateau Talbot was promoted as a fourth classified growth of Saint-Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis of Aux and was the purchased in 1918 by Desire Cordier.