Talbot 2016
Talbot 2016
Talbot 2016

Talbot 2016

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A prestigious Classified Growth of Saint-Julien, Château Talbot is one of the essential references of the wines of the Left Bank in the Bordeaux region. The estate oversees a unique vineyard, consisting of a 110-hectare single vineyard. Château Talbot enjoys an exceptional terroir due its Garonne gravel-alluvial soils and its close proximity to the Gironde estuary.

Benefiting from the expertise of Nancy Bignon-Cordier, oenologist Éric Boissenot and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt, the wines of Château Talbot are among the most famous Médoc vintages that are recognized for their consistent quality vintage after vintage.

As classy, elegant wines, the style of Château Talbot has a generous bouquet that is expressive in its youth and then reveals great depth and complexity over the years. On the palate, these wines decisively display the typicity of the Saint-Julien appellation that is marked with structured, silky tannins. Château Talbot embodies the excellence of Médoc wines in a classic approach, and is far from the clichés of austerity.

Ratings :
JS 94 points from JS Wine Ratings
"This is already a beautiful St.-Julien that’s ripe and elegant with not a jot too much oak or tannin, but a very fresh and lively finish that keeps on going. However, there are some serious reserves in this wine that need time to be released." - Tasted on Feb 3, 2019 by James Suckling

RP 92 points from The Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Talbot is medium garnet-purple colored and opens with pretty floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cassis, blackberry preserves and kirsch plus wafts of cigar box and spearmint. Medium-bodied with a lovely intensity of black and red fruit flavors, it has a ripe, grainy texture and compelling freshness, finishing savory." - Tasted on Dec 01, 2018 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Country / Region : Saint-Julien / Bordeaux / France
Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Alcohol/ABV : 13.5%
Ageing in oak barrels - 15 months

Chateau Talbot 座落在 Saint-Julien (聖朱利安) 的西部,1855梅多克評級列級酒莊第四級(Quatrieme grands crus classes)。

Chateau Talbot的名字來源於15世紀中期時的一位英國陸軍統帥 -- 約翰·太保(John Talbot)。當時正值英法百年戰爭(Hundred Years’ War)時期,太保將軍是Guyenne地區的總督,在1453年的卡斯蒂永戰役(Battle of Castillon)中,法軍戰勝並擊斃了太保將軍,波爾多這片土地終於得以重回法國的懷抱。據說,太保將軍的大本營曾在Talbot城堡所在的土地上,於是酒莊便以他的姓氏命名,同時酒莊出產的葡萄酒也因這段歷史被人們視為寓意勝利的喜慶之酒。在著名的葡萄酒漫畫《神之水滴》(Drops of God)中,Chateau Talbot紅葡萄酒(Chateau Talbot, Saint-Julien, France)也曾被主人公的父親用來當作預祝兒子比賽勝利的慶賀之酒。

19世紀早期,Chateau Talbot的葡萄酒開始得到人們的普遍好評。這個時候,Chateau Talbot由Marquis d’Aux家族管理。之後,歷經兩度轉手,於1918年被Desire Cordier收購。在Desire Cordier的兒子Georges Cordier和孫子Jean Cordier的細心經營下,Chateau Talbot的名氣達到頂峰,成為波爾多最著名的酒莊之一。

來自JS Wine Ratings的JS評為94分
"這款聖朱利安已經非常出色,成熟而優雅,沒有過多的橡木或單寧,但有一個非常新鮮和活潑的收結,持續不斷。然而,這款酒還有一些嚴肅的酒體需要時間來釋放。" - James Suckling於2019年2月3日品評

來自The Wine Advocate的RP評為92分
"2016年的塔爾博是中等石榴紅色,開始展現出美麗的花香,玫瑰和薰衣草,中心是黑醋栗、黑莓果醬和櫻桃酒,還帶有雪茄盒和薄荷的氣息。中等酒體,黑色和紅色水果風味的強烈度令人愉悅,具有成熟而粗糙的質感和引人注目的新鮮度,收結鮮美可口。" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown於2018年12月1日品評

國家/地區:聖朱利安(Saint-Julien)/ 波爾多(Bordeaux)/ 法國
葡萄品種:赤霞珠(Cabernet Sauvignon)、梅洛(Merlot)、小綠(Petit Verdot)