Fourth (4ème) Growth estate with 107Ha under vine in the Saint-Julien left bank appellation. As such, one of the largest estates in Bordeaux.
Beginnings are recorded as far back as 15th century. Purchased by Désiré Cordier in 1917, it remains in the family to this day – now in the fourth generation. Lorraine Cordier and Nancy Bignon-Cordier own and manage Chateau Talbot today.
Vineyards are of well drained gravel, a short distance from the Gironde estuary. Vines average around 40 years in age. Soils are of gravel over sandstone, clay, sand and iron.
Wines are aged in 50%- 60% new oak barrels for an average of between 14-16 months.
The 2005 vintage has a perfumed and gently expressive nose with black fruits and hints of menthol, mint, sous bois. Soft, ripe berry fruit flavours on a harmonious palette with sweet, ripe tannins.
A highly regarded vintage to drink now with decantation or hold for future ageing.