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Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe St-Julien Cl 1988

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Château Talbot:
  Château Talbot is a Grand Cru Classé (Fourth Growth, Quatrième Cru) in Saint-Julien in Bordeaux, France. The estate was founded in the 15th century by Connétable John Talbot, English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated in the 1453 Battle of Castillon. It eventually fell into the hands of the Marquis of Aux, which lasted several decades before ... Read more
  Château Talbot is a Grand Cru Classé (Fourth Growth, Quatrième Cru) in Saint-Julien in Bordeaux, France. The estate was founded in the 15th century by Connétable John Talbot, English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated in the 1453 Battle of Castillon. It eventually fell into the hands of the Marquis of Aux, which lasted several decades before acquisition by Désiré Cordier in 1917. It was his son, Georges and his grandson, Jean, who propelled the estate to earn the reputation it achieved as one of the top wines of the Médoc in the later part of the 20th century. Jean Cordier’s daughter, Nancy Bignon Cordier and her husband, Jean-Paul Bignon, currently oversee production.    The vineyard area covers 102 hectares, with the majority devoted to red grape cultivation from vines averaging 42 years old. Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant varietal, followed by Merlot and Petit Verdot. The whites (Caillou Blanc) are 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. In addition to Château Talbot, which represents nearly 60% of its production, the estate also produces Connétable Talbot as their second wine.  Read less

External Reviews for Chateau Talbot 4eme Cru Classe St-Julien Cl

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

February 1993 - The 1988 Talbot is dark ruby with a well-focused personality brimming with spicy chocolatey blackcurrant leathery herbal fruit buttressed by good acidity and high tannins. In the mouth the wine has a game-like smoky beefy character. If the tannins fade a little and the fruit takes over this will be an outstanding wine. Anticipated maturity: 1995-2015. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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