Wine Chateau Talbot St-Julien AOC 4-me Grand Cru Classe 1996
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Wine rich ruby-purple color.
The wine has a very concentrated flavor with firm, rounded, smooth tannins. The wine has excellent potential for aging, but we should also try to drink it young to enjoy the abundance of fruit and silky finish.
The wine has an intense aroma of land, olives, grilled meats and black berries.
The wine goes well with meat and game, as well as cheeses.
The grapes for the Château Talbot made only by hand and carefully sorted before you get to the press. Wine is aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are updated annually. With this wine better "breathing" and become more rounded and acquiring the taste subtle tones of undergrowth. The wine has the potential exposure to 2020, but it can be drunk now.
Chateau Talbot has a rich history. Its name comes from Constable Talbot, a famous English commander, governor of the city of Guyenne, who became famous in the battle of Castiglion in 1453. In 1855, during the classification carried out on the orders of Emperor Napoleon III, Château Talbot takes fourth place in Saint-Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis Aux. In 1917, the Chateau acquired Desiree Cordier. Under the leadership of the Cordier family, Château Talbot has become one of the most famous in the Bordeaux region. Today, Chateau, whose vineyards occupy more than one hundred hectares, is headed by Lorraine Cordier and Nancy Bignon-Cordier, who preserve the traditions and innovations of previous generations. The estate has two cellars: the first was refurbished in 1989 and is filled with wooden barrels typical of times past, while the second is equipped with temperature computers and stainless steel barrels.
Château Talbot is one of the most famous wines of Saint Julien. It is characterized by a generous bouquet, stability and reliability in the aging process, silky, soft and very civilized tannins. Every year the harvest brings different grapes, its quality depends on the age of the vines, on the composition of each patch of soil, and on the weather. But from year to year the main task of Chateau Talbot winemakers is the search for perfect quality.