Spicy fragrance, complex and exotic.
Tasting Notes: Deep mahogany in colour with a powerful, alluring bouquet of cedar, plum and cassis, typically smoky and exotic, typical of Saint Julien. Talbot has classic structure, complex with exotic spice balanced by sturdy tannins and it finishes well, lingering on the palate.
This imposing estate owes its name to John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and Commander in Chief of the English army and defeated at the Battle of Castillon in 1453, when the English forces were holding Bordeaux. The estate is ideally located by the Gironde estuary, with the vineyards extending over the famous hilltops moulded in old Quaternary gravel, where only the greatest wines are produced. It is the largest of all Cru Classé estates today with 109 hectares of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted on gravel and sandy soil supported with Merlot and small amounts of Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc .
Located in the Médoc, north of Margaux, St-Julien offers distinct and attractive wines with a spicy fragrance. One of the most reliably consistent of the Medoc appellations.
Food Match : Will complement lamb, game, casseroles, steaks and ripe cheeses.
Grape : Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 5% & Petit Verdot 3%
Producer : Chateau Talbot
Country : Bordeaux, France