This Château has always had a very strong following amongst our customers here in the North of England - no doubt due to its continued policy of offering good Claret at a competitive price to its peers. A very good wine that will age well.
With around 16 months in 55% new oak, Talbot 2021 reveals aromas of smoke and underlying oak characters that complement the fresh red fruits and rounded, medium-weight and balanced structure. Smaller yields of around 38hl/ha have given a degree of concentration and broad shoulders that sits well with the oak’s sweetness, integrated with layers of chocolate and bitter cherry. A touch of savoury graphite and green tea give complexity and interest on the long and persistent finish.
Château Talbot is vinified in a combination of temperature controlled, large, truncated, wood vats and stainless steel tanks. The stainless steel tanks are used only for the young vines. The wine of Château Talbot is then aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for an average of 14-16 months. Yields in 2021 were 44hl/ha. On average, the production of the Grand Vin is close to 25,000 cases per year of Château Talbot.