Château Talbot is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc. It was ranked a fourth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. All but 5ha (12 acres) is planted to red varieties – 66 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon with 26 percent Merlot and 8 percent to Petit Verdot. Grapes are vinified in a mix of wooden and stainless steel vats. Château Talbot is aged for around 14 months in oak barrels, around half of which are new.