Château Talbot - Saint-Julien 'Connétable Talbot" 2009
St. Julien wines are for those wanting subtlety, balance and consistency in their Bordeaux. Rewarding and persistent, the best among these Bordeaux Blends are full of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, plum, tobacco and licorice. They are intense and complex and finish with fine, velvety tannins.
Legend relates that the name of this imposing estate originates with Connétable Talbot, a famous English warrior, defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453. Talbot is one of the Medoc’s oldest estates, its glory never tainted. Through the years, it has been fortunate enough to remain in good hands. The owners are Nancy BignonCordier and her family. They are the fourth generation of Cordiers to manage this Saint-Julien fourth Classified Growth.
Connétable Talbot appeared in the sixties; it is one of the oldest second wines of the Médoc. Over the years, it has profited from all the care given to the vineyard and the increasingly severe selections.
This wine shows a beautiful garnet color. The nose delivers intense scents of red and white fruits enhanced by fine spices. This medium-bodied wine has a nice texture with soft and round tannins. It is incredibly seducing thanks to its purity and elegance.
"Described by the great Bordeaux buffs of the past as 'quintessential claret', Saint‐Julien manages to live up to its reputation in vintage after vintage. In 2009 the extra concentration from low‐yielding ripe Cabernet Sauvignon has added richness and depth for long aging, while fragrance, harmony and balance remain the hallmarks. Thanks to the perfect conditions at vintage time, picking dates were consistent throughout the appellation. The châteaux are very true to their soil and style, with a vigor and energy not found in lesser vintages. The best will improve over three decades, perhaps more." - Decanter
Producer: Château Talbot
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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