It is with pride that the entire Château du Taillan team was rewarded
with its classification as Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in February 2020.
The Médoc historic mention “Cru Bourgeois” was established in 1932 and questioned several times in previous rankings. The classification revealed in February 2020, led 249 properties to three different quality levels: “Cru bourgeois”, “Cru bourgeois supérieur” and “Cru bourgeois exceptionnel”. It is with pride that Château du Taillan’s team was rewarded in February 2020 “Cru bourgeois exceptionnel”.
“Quality, eyes closed”. This is the motto of this new classification which prizes the vintages of 8 Médoc AOCs for five years. It is a guarantee of quality, based on a rigorous and objective selection process, ensured in a blind process by an independent body. A commitment to excellence, which we make towards you, according to several criteria. First, the quality of the wines, with a blind tasting of 5 vintages. Then, constancy of the wines, a measure of their aging potential. Finally, respect for the environment, biodiversity and “Haute Valeur Environementale” certification.
De couleur rouge franc, la Dame Blanche est un Haut-Médoc de qualité.
La qualité de ce vin tient dans son fruité, sa rondeur, son croquant et sa
fraicheur. Il présente une structure équilibrée avec des tanins jeunes et vifs
qui participent à sa fraîcheur. Un vin que l’on peut déguster aujourd’hui sur le
fruit ou mettre en cave 2 ans.
Le “conseil” des cinq sœurs propriétaires: un vin frais et gourmand que vous pourrez consommer à l’apéritif et sur des grillades.
A pretty candy pink color and a quality coming from its fruitiness, this wine is very aromatic wiwith English candy notes.
The advice of the owner sisters: Taillan rosé is very pleasant as an aperitif and as an accompaniment to a salad and other summer dishes.
This white wine has a fine, subtly fruity nose, a fresh and tasty well-balanced palate, with citrus and pineapple notes. Its finish is delicately lemony. Produced in small quantities, between 6,000 and 18,000 bottles, this wine is exclusively available at the property, in the United States and at some wine merchants and restaurateurs.
The « advice » of the five owner sisters: La Dame Blanche goes well with grilled fishes and sailfishes or is very pleasant, very fresh, for the aperitif!
Les notes de la presse :
Gold medal at the 2015 Gilbert et Gaillard contest.
Silver medal at the 2015 Bruxelles contest.
86/100 by Robert Parker (USA) : “Du Taillan’s 2012 is certainly one of the most successful Cru Bourgeois that I tasted.”.
89/100 Sascha Speicher, Weinwirtschaft (GER) : “A fine classic style, […], full of flavor, […] good balance, […] a delightful freshness […].”.
This wine presents a dense red cherry color, the nose is open with red fruits aromas and slight menthol notes. On the palate, the attack is round with a certain freshness and well-integrated tannnins. It’s a pretty and charming vintage, with a long length for the finish.
The « advice » of the five owner sisters: this wine can be tasted now, with a beautiful red meat and a cheese not too strong!
Les notes de la presse :
Gold medal at the Brussels 2016 competition.
Silver medal at the 2017 « Concours des Vignerons Indépendants ».
A grenat color with brilliant reflections and a nose of black and ripe fruit, as well as a touch of liquorice and a harmoniously woody finish. A beautiful structure conferring power and fruit as well as very present tannins which gradually melt. A well-balanced wine, which has to flourish, with good aging potential.
The “advice” of the five owner sisters: a complex wine, rich in flavors, that you can taste with meat in sauce or game.
Les notes de la presse :
92/100 Wine Enthusiast (USA). "[…] This wine is structured [with] generous blackberry aromas. "Roger Voss.
17/20 by Jancis Robinson (GB). “Dense, rich and very ripe with structure and strength. "
89/100 Yves Beck (GER). "[…] Pleasant freshness on the palate. […] Fruity finish.”.
A very dense cherry red color and a nose offering red fruits aromas, and some brioche and vanilla notes, characteristic of great maturity’s years. On the palate, the attack is soft and velvety, the fleshy evolution has a certain freshness. The tannins are present but well integrated, allowing a good length.
The “advice” of the five owner sisters: You will love its sweetness for your aperitif, but you will also like it after it has been put in the cellar for 5 years.
Our team welcomes you every day: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the visit of your choice. These tours, guided by our wine-tourism hosts, will immerse you in the mythical and elegant world of a Bordeaux wine estate: “monuments historiques de France”, secrets of a great wine’s conception, history of a family and its women, “Dame Blanche” legend , meeting with Bacchus, introduction to tasting and much more.
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