1978 Talbot

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
abv 12.0%
  • 87 WA
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 59729-1978-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Consistently a classic, medium-weight wine, the 1978 Talbot has reached full maturity. It offers an attractive, moderately intense bouquet of weedy cassis fruit and damp, earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with excellent concentration for a 1978, as well as fine acidity, this stylish, flavorful wine should be drunk over the next 10 years. Last tasted, 5/93.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Despite his mature age, this wine is still powerful, with a strong nose. The aromas are still significantly present. For lovers of mature wines, this is a must!
    Drink Dates: 2011
    Author: boxstermol
Located in Saint-Julien, Chateau Talbot was classified as a Forth Growth chateau in the 1855 classification. The estate's history traces to Constable Talbot, who was an English warrior, defeated in France at the battle of Castillon in 1453. The Cordier family bought the estate in 1917 and continues operations today. The Cordiers believe in quality wine production with deepest respect for the land, and the results of their efforts are continually met with accolades from critics and wine enthusiasts worldwide. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%), which in general mirrors the wine's blend. Talbot wines are consistently firm in structure with well-rounded tannins, and are highly concentrated, giving them excellent aging potential. Chateau Talbot also makes a dry white, Caillou Blanc de Talbot, produced from 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon, as well as a second label red, Connetable de Talbot.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 147 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 35 collectors)