1983 Talbot Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1994
Like most of the Cordier 1983s Talbot is an unqualified success. The big nose of woodsy herbal and cassis-like fruit leaps from the glass. Jammy and full-bodied with some viscosity and thick chewy port-like flavors this... Like most of the Cordier 1983s Talbot is an unqualified success. The big nose of woodsy herbal and cassis-like fruit leaps from the glass. Jammy and full-bodied with some viscosity and thick chewy port-like flavors this full throttle yet soft supple wine is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10 years. Last tasted 5/93.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, October 1994
Sexy almost decadent featuring rich tobacco chocolate and wet earth aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and very silky with a long rich finish. Drinkable now.--The Bordeaux 50. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1983

Label

The grand vin of Talbot is harvested by hand, with vinification in a combination of cone-shaped wooden vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 14 months in 50 to 60 percent new barrels originating from eight different coopers. Renowned enologists Jacques Boissenot, Julien Lavenu and Stéphane Derenoncourt consult on the winemaking and blending.

Winery

Talbot

Chateau Talbot, in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc, is a fourth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Its name originates from Connetable Talbot, a famous English soldier and governor of Guyenne, who was defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453.

The 107 hectare vineyard is situated on the bank of the Gironde estuary on hilltops of alluvial gravel over a core of fossil-rich limestone. All but five hectares is planted to red wine grapes. The reds of Talbot are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (66%) which provides tannic structure and power. With 26% Merlot, the wines become rounder and more suave, while the Petit Verdot provides a delicate touch, like spices in fine cuisine.

The grand vin represents 50 to 60% of the estate’s production. The estate also produces a second wine, le Connetable Talbot, plus Seigneur de Talbot, designated primarily for the Chinese wine market, and one of the oldest white wines in the Medoc, Caillou Blanc.