Chateau Talbot 2016

Chateau Talbot 2016

Fourth Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Talbot 2016

A charming and dense 4th Classified Growth from Saint-Julien

The estate

Chateau Talbot, a 4th Classified Growth from Saint-Julien, is one of the Medoc's iconic references. Acquired by Desire Cordier in 1918, Chateau Talbot is now run by Nancy Bignon-Cordier and her husband, Jean-Paul Bignon.

The vineyard

Chateau Talbot’s vineyard is a real gem, situated in the heart of the Saint-Julien appellation, it spreads over a 110-hectare single block vineyard, of which 102.5 hectares are dedicated to the estate’s First Wine. These vines, which are 51 years old on average, are idyllically situated on the banks of the Gironde estuary and rest on the alluvial gravel Medoc hills.

The vinification and aging

Harvested by hand, the grapes are then sorted (manually and optically) before being vinified in wooden tanks. The wine is aged for 15 months in barrels, 50% of which are new.

The blend

This Chateau Talbot 2016 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (39%) and Petit Verdot (6%).

Chateau Talbot 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


The color is dark and deep.


The nose gradually reveals floral, fruity (blackberry, fig) and balsamic fragrances.


The palate is alluring and opens with a precise and refreshing attack. The tannic structure is refined with beautifully aged tannins. The wine is sophisticated, showcasing a caressing tannic feel, without lacking character. The finish is flavorsome. A well-balanced whole.

Wine critic
Chateau Talbot 2016
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory.