CONNÉTABLE TALBOT

2015 Saint Julien Château Talbot

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Grapes Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Julien

Soft and sweet, a warm, cuddly sort of wine, all ready to please from the off. Decent volume and good fine-tannined texture. Rating: 88-89 L&S (Apr 2016)

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Slightly gamey fruit flavours and supple tannins; a good, forward style. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 Rating: 88 Steven Spurrier (Apr 2016)

The 2015 Connétable de Talbot is an attractive second wine from Talbot. Sweet red cherry pit, white pepper and mint give the 2015 much of its lithe, feminine personality. The Connétable shows the more delicate side of Saint-Julien and is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Rating: 86-88 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Apr 2016)

Château Talbot

St Julien Quatrième cru 1855 John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury was sent by King Henry VI to re-impose some English rule on this troublesome part of his Kingdom, but ended up being killed at the Battle of Castillon in 1453. Quite what connection he had with this particular bit of St Julien is unknown but, at least as far back as the 17th Century, the large estate in the centre of the appellation has been known as Château Talbot and it has generally been held that it was named for said John Talbot. Désiré Cordier bought Talbot in 1917 and it is still in the hands of the Cordier family. Sitting right in the middle of St Julien, surrounded by the great names of the appellation, and at 107ha of vineyard, Château Talbot is hard to miss. The vineyards are planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Fermentation takes place in a combination of traditional wooden vats and modern stainless steel, with the Grand Vin spending 14 months in oak (50%-60% new). There is a second wine named in honour of John Talbot, who's local title was Connétable Talbot. With such big production and with an easy name to read and remember in the English-speaking market, Château Talbot has a healthy following and reliable reputation. It is a reputation that Talbot, by and large, lives up to with well-flavoured structured wines.

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