The estate

4ème Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien

The estate

The 4th Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien (Médoc), Château Talbot’s vineyards extend over 110 hectares in a single block, within the outstanding Saint-Julien appellation.

Ideally situated on the banks of the Gironde estuary on hilltops of alluvial gravel carried by the Dordogne River from the Massif Central and from the Pyrenees by the Garonne, Château Talbot’s terroir is exceptional.

Cordier family



1861 — 1940



1888 — 1938



1925 — 1993



1953 — 2011



her husband Jean Paul and their children


The history

From Connétable Talbot to the Cordier family.

From the plateau of Saint-Julien, one can spot Château Talbot in the distance in the midst of an ocean of vines, parks and tall trees.

The estate has a rich history. Its name originates with Connétable Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, governor of Guyenne as well as being a famous English military commander, who was defeated at the battle of Castillon in 1453.

In 1855, at the time of the Médoc and Graves growth classifications ordered by Emperor Napoleon III, Château Talbot was promoted as a fourth classified growth of Saint-Julien. For several decades it belonged to the Marquis of Aux and was the purchased in 1918 by Désiré Cordier.

A family story

From 1918 to the present day.

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The ‘French Paradox’ in Saint-Julien

President Lebrun visits Saint-Julien in 1934

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Passer bys, greet Saint-Julien !

The Mayor Désiré Cordier installs signs at the village’s entrances.

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The team

Behind a great wine, there are always women and men. The Château's passionate team is committed all year round to faithfully express Talbot's terroir.

Nancy Bignon-Cordier has surrounded herself with collaborators rich in expertise.

Jean-Michel Laporte has been the property’s general manager since 2018. He supervises a team of around forty people.

At his side, Damien Hostein oversees the vineyard as estate manager. He grew up on the estate and knows every plot.

Jean-Max Drouilhet is the wine production manager. Since 2007, he has been guiding and refining Talbot’s wines with talent and precision.

Jean-Michel Laporte

General Manager of the property

Damien Hostein

Estate manager

Jean-Max Drouilhet

Wine Production Manager