Julien Sunier

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

We had the 2009 and 2010 Vintages in a vertical tasting on 6/26/22. The 2009 had a more floral bouquet. The 2010 was more minerality and earthy. The 2010 got better with aeration. Tastes of black cherry and cassis. The 2009 was more red berry. For both the tannins smoothed out. Both had long finishes. Both, of course were classic Old World; have to consider them medium bodied. — 10 days ago

Iwan, Tom and 7 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Deep Ruby with rich fruit aromas. Don’t be fooled by the easy fruitiness of this delicious wine, look underneath the palate shows blackberry flavors with a meaty tannic structure. Rich, long ending, starting to taste well, will age for another decade. and dense, it promises considerable aging. — 12 days ago

Josh, Anthony and 4 others liked this

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Dark, beautiful color. Decanted for an hour and forty five minutes or so.

Nose: Pencil shavings/graphite, cassis, orange peel, coffee, earth, raisin, milk chocolate, dried flowers, oak, dried herbs, dark berries. Oh boy!

Taste: the milk chocolate and cocoa really come through - along with a lot of herbs Mulberry (think a blackberry with a much more mineral taste.). Medium weight. Silky, elegant. Very, very good. You can tell it’s young (some vegetal tannins on the finish), but still a treat. Of the three excellent, high-er-end-ish (for me) red wines that I’ve had recently, I think this is the one I would be most likely to come back to. 94-95.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
— 17 days ago

Bob, Dawn and 9 others liked this

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine gritty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. Tasting well! — 12 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 9 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

2001 vintage. Earthy/mushroom nose. Initially cloudy but stabilized. Surprising amount of front palate richness mated with the famous Gruaud-Larose smooth and lengthy finish. Still has years ahead of solid drinking. — 11 days ago

Ted, Shay and 13 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Was one of my favorites some time back. Until the prices exploded for this one as well.

Connétable de Talbot

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Oldschool Classic at it’s best!
Surprisingly fresh in the nose with black currant leaf, a pleasant greenness, pencil shavings and a plethora of tertiary aromas.
On the palate this is rather light bodied with still quite youthful grippy tannins, juicy acidity and great length.
This is poised, has presence and really good length.
Classic!!
— 20 hours ago

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Wow. Still unresolved tannins. Nice dark fruit and tobacco and bramble berry on the nose - but wow - hold on for the next one. Hopefully more years will allow it to settle down , but not so sure🙈🙈 — 18 days ago

LM SegalDavid Stein
with LM and David
LM, Eric and 19 others liked this
David Stein

David Stein

Do you think next one will be better?
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

Not optimistic - 17 years in - would have expected to be drinking better - do not know it as that long lived a wine

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

First tried about a year ago. A blend of 72% Cab Sauv, 27% Merlot and 1% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Fine grainy tannins, medium+ finish, good balance ending with fruit, earthy herbs and cedar notes. — 12 days ago

Josh, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Château Du Glana

Pavillon du Glana Saint-Julien 2016

2016 - Vintage - just classic Left bank Bordeaux character - cedar, currants , pencil lead, spice , herbs - really beautiful aromatically lacks a little in the mouth (little light) but overall nice wine for $35/ bottle — 11 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 7 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Across from Ducru-Beaucaillou
Douglas Braun

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A little decant helped with this wine at this stage
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🍷

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Classic structure and great balance. — 5 days ago

Ted, Tom and 4 others liked this