Legend has it that Chateau Talbot takes its name from an ancient British soldier, Connetable Talbot. In 1453, Talbot was killed during the Battle of Castillon, and the estate was named in his honor.
The 107-hectare vineyard is planted to 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot 4.5% Petit Verdot, and 1.5% Cabernet Franc, located next to good neighbors such as Château Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, and Léoville Poyferré.
The wine is vinified in a combination of temperature-controlled, large, truncated, wood vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak barrels for an average of 15 months.
"A well made charmer. The wine opens with a smoke and espresso filled nose that adds black cherry, licorice and cassis as the wine takes in air. Soft, refined, forward and open, a few years will add more to the round textured, polished finish."
92 Points - The Wine Cellar Insider.