A classical claret with a rounded, smooth garnet. Fully mature fruit with a deep, fragrant, chocolatey, leafy overtone. On the pallate, a soft, velvety texture with a lovely and soft; gentle, attractive finish.
This medium-bodied, hard, lean, austere Talbot was built to last. The wine revealed more fruit than in the past, an earthy, herbal, chocolatey, scented nose, good extraction, and the vintage' toughness in the finish.
Chateau Talbot, we trust, needs minimal introduction: a Bordeaux Quatrième Cru chateau (and a veritable institution) in Medoc’s St-Julien AOC. Their grand vin, or first wine, is a Bordeaux superstar: thing is, you’ll seldom find it at less than £50 a bottle … and then you need to cellar it for ten years. This, the Connetable, on the other hand, is the chateau’s second wine and this, the 2007, has been cellaring nicely; supple body, soft tannins: check. This is a big but complex wine, as you might expect from its heritage. It does all that you would expect of a big, Left Bank red – cedar, vanilla, tobacco boxes – yes, all of that – atop the cassis of the Cab Sauv and the plums of the Merlot.
The second wine from St Julian producer Chateau Talbot. This is an accessible wine and drinking well now. It has notes of black fruit, agricultural, farmyard hints and touches of vanilla with finely grained tannins.
Colour: A limpid red ruby colour.Nose: The wine has a deeply intense nose of black and red berries.Palate: On the palate it is melting and fleshy with rich tannins and aromatic notes of blackberry and raspberry with harmonious woody notes.