Domaine Julien Labet

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

1985. Synth laden moment. Depeche mode. Tears for fears. But I digress. Just opened this. It’s quite a structured wine. The nose is a little muddled right now but that’s because I didn’t decant. That said, after 15 minutes of opening in the glass the nose is indeed tannic cherry skin. Musty and such, but that fruit profile is obvs right up front. I would say that the same is true on the front palate. Cherries with immediacy and extremely full fruit. That is what drives my initial rating here. So rich and definitive fruit. Finish not real refined but it’s only been 15 minutes and this wine has just had the wires jacked out of it Matrix style. It doesn’t know itself yet. Will post some notes in a few hours to see if the landscape has changed. Cheers! — 3 days ago

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Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Outstanding claret. Old library, leather, tobacco and blue fruits on the perfume. Palate is perfectly balanced with blue fruits, cassis and fully integrated tannins and that mid-palate sweetness I love in old wines. Incredible and long finish. — 10 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Smoky espresso and chocolate, oregano, black pepper and mint, graphite glittered wave of grill and cast iron, bacon residue, cassis nose. Palate of black pepper and kalamata olives, eucalyptus and bittering currant reduction.

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— 18 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Lead pencil and red fruit. Medium body keeps on evolving in the glass. Superb effort still ways to go. — 25 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Sweet tobacco notes interspersed with woodsy mushrooms, warm rye bread with toasted sesame and grill notes. Cherry and baked currant tart. Silky soft cherry open reveals exquisitely suspended smoke framing black cherry and cedar dusted black currant and dried blackberry with sage and nutmeg.


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— 3 days ago

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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Like Gruaud Larosse they made great wine in the 82 & 86 vintage. This had black fruit, cassis, earth, graphite, spice box, cedar & tobacco leaf. — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A great value BDX, I don't own any '80's, but just extracted '96 & '00 from storage. Hopes are dashed for '96, but'00 should be wonderful, if not closed...
Ron Siegel

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Severn, have not tried the 96 & 00 as the 82 & 86 were the only vintages I purchased in qty of Talbot based on RP’s notes. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks Ron. Our BDX buying started mid-90's, for better or worse. All our pre-90's stuff was careful acquisitions, and we've been served well by that strategy.

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

AHF
9.3

Opened July 2022. Deep, dark color. More power than elegance. Still firm tannins. With time in decanter becomes more sophisticated, blueberry compote. Small sips show an extremely long finish, lots to unpack.. Should last at least 15 more years. — 15 days ago

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

First time I opened one of these 1.5 years ago it was totally closed. Now it’s back open for business and lovely. If blindfolded, based on the perfume alone I would have guessed a Margaux like Palmer as it threw off tons of violets, graphite and blue fruits - gorgeous but a tinge of rough edge that blew off after about an hour. Palate still tasted young but had the complexity you look for in an older claret - spice, leather, graphite, blue fruits and a long finish. This is in a great drinking window but easily has decades of life ahead of it. — 8 days ago

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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

The final wine of the evening was the 2019 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou. From the Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou their 2nd wine a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. A Left Bank Bordeaux from Saint-Julien.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, cassis, black currant, chocolate, smokey oak, vanilla, cedar and earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, spice, black currant, cedar, black pepper, graphite, tobacco and earth.

This is a full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + grippy sandpaper tannins moving into a long black fruit graphite earthy finish. Have a great weekend and continued love of wine. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 16 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Ron R
9.5

One of my fave 00 Bdx wines. Presents perfectly with bright cherries and saddle leather on the nose, followed by graphite and black fruits on the mid palate. This will sail on for years since the tannins and acidity are still very prominent. Unbeatable 2nd wine from Las Cases. — 14 days ago

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Ron R

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Another stellar vintage, @Paul T- Huntington Beach. I’m not surprised that it continues to show well. I still have several bottles of the 03 Las Cases to look forward to.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

That pricing on delectable is so wrong though,
vinokeeno

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Have a few bottles of the '00 on the list but haven't been able to taste it. Looks like I need to pick up more.