Undeniably, Talbot is one of the most famous Médoc wines. This fine reputation is no doubt due to a mysterious combination of factors, such as the size of its vineyard, nearly one hundred hectares, and the regularity of its wine. Nearly a century in the same family, the name Talbot is concise and hard-hitting, easy to pronounce in all languages and a part of our history… However, the first thing that makes Talbot popular is the wonderful nature of its wine.
‘For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable during aging,’ emphasize Bettane and Desseauve in their Guide to French Wines.
It’s true. A champion of longevity, even when young Talbot is pleasant and rounded, ever distinguished by silky, mild and very civilized tannins. Talbot possesses an extraverted nature. It’s never withdrawn into itself, and has the courtesy of being in a good mood every day. It’s a racy wine, with complex marks of Havana and licorice, classically delicious without ever the slightest hint of austerity.
This is one of the best second wines of the Médoc. Connétable saw the light of day in the sixties. Over the years it has profited from all the care given to the vineyard and the increasingly severe selections. Like its elder, this is a classic, elegant wine, with a clear, well-designed structure and a long, fresh final.
Georges Cordier, the grandfather of the current owners, loved white wines. He was one of the first to replant white wine in the Médoc. With a majority of Sauvignon, and a hint of Sémillon, Caillou blanc is raised in the manner of a Burgundy. The wine is very aromatic, with a lively personality and responsiveness one finds again and again through all the vintages.