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Talbot St Julien Premier 1998

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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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 Talbot St Julien Premier

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

Aromas of red fruit meat earth and cabbage. Medium-bodied with light tannins and a light finish. Very short. Not as good as from barrel. Best after 2003... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...With age the mid-section has filled out and the wine has put on weight. A deep plum/garnet color is accompanied by an up-front seductive nose of melted licorice cedar plums black cherries and cassis. This attractive Talbot is nicely-textured and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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