Connétable Talbot Saint-Julien 2019
92 points, “Milk chocolate creaminess on the nose, soft and delicate, with blackcurrant sweets. Good definition here, chewy tannins but they're well integrated and support the bright fruit, but also that creamy milk chocolate taste too. I like this, sweet core, red cherry skin texture, grippy and holds interest while the juice and brightness go underneath and then to the long cool finish.” – Decanter
Connétable Talbot is the second wine of Saint-Julien’s much-loved Château Talbot. Without fail, it’s one of the finest second wines of the Médoc. A classic Claret made from a blend of 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s brimming with chocolate and crème de cassis. And it’s not to be missed when it comes from what Jancis Robinson MW called “a pretty wonderful vintage” for Bordeaux reds.
One of only ten Quatrièmes Crus Classés, the very reasonably priced Château Talbot has an enormous following. Because it’s bought to drink by connoisseurs, rather than as an investment, availability of high quality back-vintages such as this are few and far between. It was named after Sir John Talbot, the Earl of Shrewsbury, who was killed in battle by the French just outside Bordeaux, which ended many hundreds of years of English rule.
£5.6 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3435194
Style No.: 877092
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