74% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Petit Verdot
This imposing estate owes its name to Connétable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453.
Talbot’s vines grow in an ideal location bordering an estuary, on some of the region’s most highly prized gravel rises which alone produce great wine. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, and its reputation has been in the hands of experienced managers, and always shown itself to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification. The second wine of Château Talbot is a great introduction to the estate.
The 2015 Connétable de Talbot is an attractive second wine from Talbot. Sweet red cherry pit, white pepper and mint give the 2015 much of its lithe, feminine personality. The Connétable shows the more delicate side of Saint-Julien and is best enjoyed sooner rather than later.
James Suckling 92