Julien Courtois

Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Well stored bottle, No problems whatsoever Dark web info, Chateau Lalande Borie is a relatively new estate in the Medoc. The vineyard was initially created when the Borie family purchased 18 hectares of vines from Chateau Lagrange in 1970. To that, they added 12 more hectares of vines from various other growers, some of which needed planting.

Things changed with the 2018 vintage when the estate was renamed Le Petit Ducru.

Chateau Lalande Borie Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 25-hectare, Left Bank vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard has a terroir of gravel and clay soils. The clay in the soil is part of the reason that today, you find more Merlot in the vineyard. Previously the Cabernet Sauvignon occupied 65% of the vineyard makeup.

The vineyard is well placed in the western part of the St. Julien appellation. It is situated inland, not too far from Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Talbot, and Chateau Gruaud Larose. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,500 vines per hectare.

Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/st-julien/chateau-lalande-borie-st-julien-bordeaux-wine/
— 12 days ago

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Amiral de Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Deep ruby. Tobacco, ash, graphite, tons of French oak. Pyrazene. Rather juicy and just ripe fruit - mix of dark and red currants, and red plums. Tarter on palate. Very structured. Called it a left bank 2018 Margaux……… — 9 days ago

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Very floral. Violets & lavenders & plum blossoms. Deep ruby color. Fresh cassis, graphite!!, hints of tomato leaf / pyrazene. Expressive with plush tannins and velvety black fruits blackberry blackcurrant black plum. — 16 days ago

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

1982 vintage. Tremendous color. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Throwing respectable sed. Ridiculous body for a 1982, esp considering the Saint-Julien pedigree. Big, initial fruit in the entry palate that carried over into the mid-palate. Thinned out noticeably at the end. Woulda guessed 1990. Have had approx 7-8 '82's this year and they were all consistent throughout with the lean body. This one was a joker for sure. Based on this example, not improving but can leverage the performance for another 3-5 years without significant drop-off. Full disclosure...love older St. Julien reds but not a fan of Branaire. 9.16.23. — 7 days ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Classic vintage for GL that is drinking well mirroring my many prior notes — 11 days ago

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Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

A bit fatigued but still has that nice bosky fruit and strong backbone. The last bottle from the cellar. Perfect with sausage and mushroom pizza. — 9 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Compared to 2001; leafier, mintier, greener. Prunier, figgier, meatier. Soy sauce, mushroom, forest floor, bacon fat (could be just less Brett than 2001), pencil shavings. — 16 days ago

Château La Grange

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

David T

There are some acts that are hard to follow. So is the case with the 06 Bordeaux vintage vs. 05. However, that is not entirely the case with the 06 Lagrange. Normally Margaux for rack of lamb, thought I’d try some St. Julien elegance and change it up a bit. Exquisite with the Allen Brothers Lamb Lollipops.

The fruits are, dry, ripe, ruby; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, black raspberries, bright, dark cherries. Dry clay, semi-sweet lead pencil, charcoal, sandalwood, fresh tobacco notes, limestone powder, dry herb notes-bay leaf, dry river stone, dark, rich soil with dry leaves, a mix of Indian & Asian spices, some black licorice mixed with dark fruit cola, charcoal/volcanic ash, mix of semi-fresh to withering dark, bright florals framed in violets & lavender, really nice acidity and lush , rich, smooth, velvety, well balanced finish that last two-minutes. Happy Labor weekend from
— 22 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Lovely, recently extracted 99/00/01, skeptical they will be ready without extended decant. Came out in cases we needed here, I packed mixed boxes with less foresight+15Y ago.

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Decanted for 3 hrs, mellowed out those tannins — 15 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

From an owc this had a polished feel showing mostly black fruit, graphite, sweet & savory spice with leather & tobacco notes. Many good years ahead. — 21 days ago

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Ron Siegel

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From an owc purchased after release. Cheers!
Vino Joe

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I have been sitting on 2 bottles that do not look as pristine as that one. You are making me consider opening one…
Ron Siegel

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Joe I would definitely open 1 of your btls. I think it is in a good spot now.