Winery: Château Talbot
Grapes: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Regional styles: Bordeaux Saint-Julien
Food pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
Château Talbot is a 4ème Cru Classé en 1855 produced in the Saint-Julien appellation. The property owes its name to a famous man of war who lost at the Battle of Castillon in 1453, Constable Talbot. The vineyard of 102 hectares is made up of vines aged 46 years on average, planted on Médoc gravel. The wine is aged half new barrels. The blend of the 1998 vintage contains 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
With its magnificent deep ruby colour, the château Talbot 1998 exudes a fine and pure bouquet of beautiful intensity. One can notice aromas of fruits combined with subtle woody notes. On the palate, the wine shows great richness, with a velvety attack and extremely soft tannins. The wine ends with superbly fresh finish.