2020 Chateau Talbot Rouge
This imposing estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453.
Talbot's vines grow in an ideal location bordering an estuary, on some of the region's most highly prized gravel rises which alone produce great wine. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, and its reputation has been in the hands of experienced managers, and always shown itself to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification. Owners of Talbot since the early 20th century, the Cordier family have perpetuation the commitment to quality of their predecessors.
Chateau Talbot Rouge has is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. The color in the glass is a blackened deep purple, almost opaque. The aromas in the glass are intense revealing dark fruit, black current, chocolate and slight notes of sweet tobacco and graphite. The palate is medium bodied, rich, and concentrated. Within it reveals layers of texture and tannins that are chewy, but are well rounded. The finish has good acidity with great length, ending fresh and savory. The 2020 Talbot Rouge is built for aging 15 – 20 years. This is a great achievement from Jean-Michel Laporte and the winemaking team at Talbot!
By Perry Miroballi