A 4th Classified Growth of Saint-Julien, Chateau Talbot is one of the iconic references of Haut-Medoc. Acquired by Desire Cordier in 1918, Chateau Talbot is today managed by Nancy Bignon-Cordier and her husband, Jean-Paul Bignon.
The Chateau Talbot vineyard is a real treasure, covering 110 hectares of vines all in one piece, in the heart of the Saint-Julien appellation. These vines, aged 45 years on average, have an ideal location on the edge of the Gironde estuary, planted on ridges of Medoc gravel and alluvial deposits.
Vinification and aging
Harvested manually, the grapes are subjected to successive sorting (manual and optical) before vinification in oak vats. Aging lasted 15 months in barrels, 60% of which were of new oak.
The Chateau Talbot 2020 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (21%) and Petit Verdot (3%).