The Cordiers seem to do well in the so-called ``off years'' (i.e., 1968 Talbot and 1974 Gruaud-Larose), so it is no surprise to see how good their 1984s are. The 1984 Talbot is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. It is quite elegant and stylish with a lovely bouquet of spring flowers and ripe curranty fruit, medium to full body, and good tannins. It needs 2-3 years of aging. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 3/88.
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Last Update October 2015
Chateau Talbot is a top wine producer from the Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux, France. It is classified as a Fourth Growth according to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, alongside nine other prestigious chateaux.
Chateau Talbot was the property of Sir John Talbot in the 15th century and after several transfers of ownership over the years, it was bought up by Desire Cordier in 1917. Currently, Chateau Talbot is managed by Lorraine Rustmann and Nancy Bignon-Cordier, the 4th generation Cordier family.
The surface area of Chateau Talbots vineyards encompasses over 100 hectares and is one of the biggest in the whole of Bordeaux. The grape selection is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Along with the grand vin, Chateau Talbot produces a second wine labeled Connetable de Talbot (since 1979) and one very old dry white wine, named Caillou Blanc.
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