The Fourth Growth Grand Cru Classé Château Talbot inhabits some of Saint-Julien's
most highly-prized terroir, gravelly rises that are known for their excellent wines. Talbot
is one of the Médoc’s oldest estates, as well as one of its most consistent, and its
reputation remains high, thanks to the consistent procession of talented and
experienced managers who have passed through its doors.
The Cordiers, yet another
négociant family, have run things there since the early 20th Century, with tradition and
technical innovation both playing key roles in their approach. Respected wine
consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt has also played a key role, as he has on so many
The 104 hectares of vineyard consist of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28%
Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Talbot also produce a white wine, the only ones within the
Saint-Julien appellation to do so.