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Talbot 1997

Chateau Talbot

20 years

A light-bodied, pleasant, straightforward Talbot, the 1997 exhibits attractive cherry, black cherry, herb-tinged flavors. Consume this picnic-styled claret over the next 4-5 years. *** The 1997 Talbot is soft, medium-bodied, and herbaceous, with red currant fruit intertwined with smoke and herbs. The wine is clean, light-bodied, and ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years. Restaurants should take note of this offering.

85 Robert Parker score

€ 980
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Talbot

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.

25,000 cases

Annual production

Fourth Growth

Classification

Left Bank

Location/Region

102 hectares

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