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2012 Château Talbot

Light label condition issue

ITEM 7636347 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
Gogol $53 $53
kenol $53 $0
$50
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RATINGS

89-91Vinous / IWC

The pure aromas of cassis, violet and minerals just scream Bordeaux. Fresh and energetic on the palate, with suave flavors of dark berries, minerals and dry herbs. This captivating Talbot has lovely length and balance. Very well done.

PRODUCER

Château Talbot

Château Talbot is a Fourth Growth estate in the St.-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. It is one of the largest chateaux in the appellation with nearly 300 acres of vineyards. Since the early 20th century the estate has been owned by the Cordier family, and today it is owned by sisters Lorraine Cordier and Nancy Bignon-Cordier. The blend is generally 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Nearly 32,000 cases are produced annually. Many Bordeaux experts, including Robert M. Parker Jr., believe that Château Talbot deserves to be upgraded to a Third Growth classification. The château also makes a second label and a white wine.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Julien

Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four main Médoc appellations with 2,175 acres of vineyards. It is just south of Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde, and although it has no First Growth châteaux, its 11 Classified Growth estates are widely admired. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that winemaking in Saint-Julien from all classifications “is consistently both distinctive and brilliant.” He adds it is Médoc’s “most underrated commune.” The best-known estates are Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Gruaud Larose, and most of those have riverside estates. The soil in this appellation is gravelly with clay. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape grown, and it is blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and sometimes small amounts of Petit Verdot.