Wine Chateau Talbot, St-Julien AOC 4-me Grand Cru Classe, 2009
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Wine rich dark ruby color.
The wine has an elegant, rich, full bodied with a silky texture, strong structure, enveloping fruit tones, intense notes of dark cherry, cherry pits and spices, luxurious long aftertaste.
The aroma of wine gradually reveals notes of black currant and blackberry, plum and blackberry, dark chocolate tones, cedar and herbs.
The wine goes well with meat and game, as well as c cheeses.
Chateau Talbot 2009 - "this is the most impressive Talbot since the time of vintages of 1982 and 1986 ... Significant, sexy, seductive and almost profligate in its abundant ... It was a thrill, drink this powerful Saint-Julien." (Robert Parker, "The Wine Advocate")
The grapes for the Château Talbot is installed manually. For this involved no less than 180 persons. Great attention is paid sorting of grapes: the first selection is still in the area, the second - in the factory, where the fermentation. From 8 to 10 people at a large seven-table separated berries that do not meet optimum standards of maturity, before sending them to the press. Maceration and fermentation of grapes from old vines take place in wooden vats. For younger vines used steel containers. Technology annually adapts the characteristics of each specific crop. In the cellars twilight reigns, the temperature is always 16 ° C. Wine is aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are updated every year. With this wine better "breathing" and become more rounded and acquiring the taste subtle notes of undergrowth. All technological solutions to extract taken individually for each vintage, based on the taste characteristics identified during the tasting.
Chateau Talbot has a rich history. Its name comes from Constable Talbot, a famous English commander, the governor of the city Guyenne, famous for the Battle of Castillon in 1453. In 1855, during the classification carried out on the orders of Emperor Napoleon III, Chateau Talbot is ranked fourth in the St. Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis of Aux. In 1917 Chateau bought Desire Cordier. Under the leadership of the family Cordier, Chateau Talbot was one of the most famous in the Bordeaux region. Today, Chateau, vineyards which occupy more than one hundred acres, head Lorraine Cordier and Nancy Bignon-Cordier, which retain tradition and innovation of previous generations. The estate has two cellars: the first remodeled in 1989 and is filled with wooden barrels, typical of the past, and the other is equipped with computers that control the temperature, and barrels of stainless steel.
Château Talbot is one of the most famous wines of Saint-Julien. It is characterized by a generous bouquet, stability and reliability in the process of aging, silky, soft and very civilized tannins. Every year brings a different crop of grapes, its quality depends on the age of the vines, and the composition of each piece of soil and the weather. But year after year the main task of wine Chateau Talbot - a search for the perfect quality.