Red Wine France
Chateau Talbot from Saint-Julien
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This is a wine that has been revered by connoisseurs for centuries. Chateau Talbot from Saint-Julien is known for its amazing depth of flavor, complexity, and balance. Rich aromas of black cherry, cassis, and tobacco lead to a palate of dark fruit, spice, and earthy notes. It's long finish leaves you with an unforgettable impression that pairs perfectly with steak or roasted lamb. This classic Bordeaux blend is an absolute must-try for any wine lover!
A Little Trivia
Chateau Talbot is the only winery in Saint-Julien to have a resident parrot! The parrot, named “Monsieur Talbot”, can often be seen squawking around the vineyard and tasting room.
History of This Wine
Chateau Talbot is a 4th Growth Bordeaux estate located in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc region. It was founded in 1787 by the Englishman, John Talbot, who was an ancestor of the current owners, the Cordier family. The estate has been passed down through generations and is now managed by Jean-Hubert Delon.
The vineyards of Chateau Talbot are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (45%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The wines produced here are known for their elegance and finesse, with a good balance between tannins and fruit.
Notable vintage years include 1945, 1961, 1982, 1989, 1990 and 2000. In 1945, Chateau Talbot won a gold medal at the Paris International Wine Fair. In 1961, it was awarded a Grand Prix d'Honneur at the same event. In 1982 and 1989 it received two consecutive Trophies for Best Red Wine from Bordeaux at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. In 1990 it was awarded a Gold Medal at Vinexpo in London and in 2000 it won a Silver Medal at Vinexpo in Tokyo.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Chateau Talbot from Saint-Julien is a full-bodied red wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant and cedar. It pairs well with rich, hearty dishes such as beef bourguignon, roasted lamb, and steak au poivre. It also goes nicely with aged cheeses like Comte or Gouda. For lighter fare, try pairing it with grilled salmon or roast chicken.