One of The Best Second Wines in All of Medoc: 2018 Chateau Talbot 'Connetable Talbot' Saint Julien

According to one Vinous wine expert, Saint-Julien’s Château Talbot Connetable Talbot is   “simply the best Connetable de Talbot I have tasted.” Consistently one of the best second wines in all of Médoc, the wine is made under the supervision of rockstar winemaker Eric Boissenot. Combine his expertise with a supurb vintage and 40+-year-old vines—from spectacular terroir with soils composed of fine gravel—and this is one Bordeaux you don’t want to miss out on!

2018 was an amazing, 96 point vintage in Bordeaux's Left Bank. Vinous Media, Robert Parker, and Wine Spectator all agree, and Wine Spectator adds the wines show "terrific drive and definition." A year like that leads to excellent wines, including second wines that reap all the benefits of favorable conditions while wine lovers happily reap all the benefits of their approachable prices.

We’re absolutely crazy about this elegant wine from one of the most famous estates in Médoc.  It’s harmonious, complex, loaded with character, and has great aging potential.

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