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A brief history

This imposing estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453.
Located in the north of the Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard consists of a single plot. The vines grow in fine gravel with a clay subsoil. There are 105 hectares of red wine varieties and 5 hectares of white.
Experience and a hundred years of knowledge of what the Château Talbot terroir produces has resulted in very precise management of the vines on each parcel. Growing methods are tailor-made to address the individual needs of each, and recourse to pesticides is resolutely rational. Any excessive desire to impose our ideals is tempered by careful observation in the vines and our obligation to protect nature.
The fruit is meticulously harvested, then sorted optically and densimetrically separated. It is vinified in wooden or stainless steel vats depending on the age of the vines and the quality of the parcel it comes from. The wines are then aged for 16 months in oak barrels in a spectacular, state-of-the-art cellar.
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Château Talbot 33250 Saint-Julien Beychevelle
France, Gironde


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Undeniably, Talbot is one of the most famous Médoc wines. Having been in the same family for more than a century, this estate with more than one hundred hectares of vines produces wine that is recognized for the consistent quality of its vintages. ‘For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable during aging,’ emphasize Bettane and Desseauve in their Guide to French Wines. It’s true, Talbot is a champion of longevity; even young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, always characterized by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an expansive character. It’s never withdrawn into itself and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day. It’s a racy wine, with complex marks of Havana tobacco and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.