I found this wine lacking fruit and tasting sinewy and tannic from cask, but I am delighted to say it is performing well from bottle. It will be a noteworthy wine to purchase if it is discounted as much as I suspect it will be. Talbot's 1992 reveals an exotic nose of jammy black-cherries, truffles, licorice, and smoky, herbal scents. Following the extroverted bouquet, the wine offers a medium-bodied, supple, juicy, succulent style with low acidity and plenty of ripe fruit. This delicious wine promises to drink well for 6-7 years.
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC
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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