2009 Château Talbot (Bordeaux - St. Julien, France)
Wine - Red $114.99 (750mL)
Undeniably, the Fourth Growth Chateau Talbot is one of the most famous Médoc wines. This fine reputation is no doubt due to a mysterious combination of factors, such as the size of its vineyard, nearly one hundred hectares, and the regularity of its wine. Nearly a century in the same family, the name Talbot is concise and hard-hitting, easy to pronounce in all languages and a part of French history. However, the first thing that makes Talbot popular is the wonderful nature of its wine - sophisticated and full of finesse, it impressed with subtlety and terroir rather than sheer power.
For many, Talbot embodies the ideal Saint Julien, a generous bouquet, extremely stable and dependable in a great vintage as 2009.