Connetable is the second wine of Chateau Talbot which is perceived as one of the most reliable wine in St-Julien. Sourced from younger vines, it has plenty of blackcurrant and other wild berry fruit alongside cedar aromas. Very elegant yet full bodied with silky tannins.
“The second wine of Château Talbot isn’t far behind the grand vin in 2012, which is saying something given the challenges of the vintage. It’s similarly sweet and aromatic, with tobacco, cedar wood and green pepper to the fore, plush tannins and lovely balance.” – 93pts Tim Atkin MW, Apr 2013
French still red wine from Saint Julien Bordeaux France, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Located in St Julien near Château Beychevelle, Château Talbot is one of the largest estates in the Médoc. It takes its name from John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, who lost the battle of Castillon in 1453 allowing the French to take control of Bordeaux’s vineyards after 340 years of British ownership. Château Talbot is perceived as one of the most reliable wine in St-Julien. Since the 1950s the estate has been owned by the Cordier family and today Nancy Bignon Cordier, her husband Jean-Paul and, their children Philippine, Marguerite and Gustave are in charge of the estate. They have hired famous oenologist Eric Boissenot as a consultant and produce rich wines that can age for a long time. View our selection.
The 110 hectares of single unit vineyard is planted with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. There is also a small parcel of 5 hectares of white grape varieties, very unusual for the region, that is planted with 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon. The grand vin usually spends 18 months in oak barrel of which 50% is new.
Château Talbot (grand vin), Connétable de Talbot (second vin) and Caillou Blanc (white wine)