This outstanding Left Bank estate owes its name to Connétable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453. His downfall ended over 340 years of British control in the Bordeaux region. Today, Château Talbot owns 107-hectares of vineyards cultivated in the heart of the Saint-Julien commune. Initially a Cordier négociant group, Talbot has been maintained by the family members to this date, with Nancy Bignon Cordier and her husband Jean-Paul Bignon currently safeguarding Talbot’s deep-seated high-quality standards. With some of the finest terroir in Médoc, the château receives valuable guidance from the skilled enologist Jacques Boissenot and consulting vintner, Stéphane Derenoncourt. The resulting wines are praised internationally for their open character and well-rounded tannins, which makes the wines both approachable and age-worthy. In the spirit of tradition with a modern twist, the second wine Connétable de Talbot is rich with notes of cedar wood and vanilla like its older sibling, the layered Grand Vin, Talbot.