Julien Sunier

Julien Sunier

Morgon Gamay 2019

Another good vintage from a great producer. Wonderful carbonic funk... some bananas and bubblegum. Acid and tannins balance the bojo fruit pop. Black tea, raspberry, a touch of beef jerky. Just a skotch less concentrated than the previous vintages I’ve tried. — 18 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Big. Bold Black Cherry/Berry . Hint of floral and large leather and dark chocolate. Perfect drinking window has begun — 4 days ago

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Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Way too young to open that is still tight & structured that needs another 10 yrs min. — 17 hours ago

Peter, Adam and 13 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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One of my favorite sleeper estates

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Pair of 16’s tonight. This had black fruits that was inky with notes of graphite, smoke, forest floor & tobacco. — 16 days ago

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Julien Sunier

Régnié Gamay 2019

Dark black fruit, barnyard, eucalyptus, berry black tea finish. — 12 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Tonight's wine I have opened the 2010 Chateâu Branaire-Ducru Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, game, eucalyptus, chocolate and earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, dried herbs, spice and earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy tannins that leads to a long dark fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We are almost to the end of the first week in June and the weekend is upon us. Please enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 10 days ago

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Daniel P. Drake

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@Ron R I think Saint-Julien is such an underrated and overlooked appellation in Bordeaux. Because they don't have a First Growth I think is a big reasonnthey are overlooked, but it still has a lot to offer.
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I agree, @Daniel P. Drake. And I hope people continue to overlook them. They are typically soft and graceful.
Bob McDonald

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@Daniel P. Drake @Ron R In most vintages Leoville las Cases would be First Growth quality or at least knocking on the door.

Château Du Glana

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

If I could pick only one wine, I would turn to the left bank Bordeaux. Here is an example of why: clean, dry, vibrant, intriguing, mineral, elegant yet very present and a phenomenal lingering finish. This beautiful wine from Saint Julien ha it’s typical softer well rounded tannins, dark red fruit of currant, red berry and perhaps dark pie cherry. Loved it and could stop sipping it. — 6 days ago

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Julien Sunier

Fleurie Gamay 2018

On the nose: violets, iris, blueberry, blackberries, Concord grape and cinnamon (after the natty funk blows off). Damp undergrowth. Red fruit (raspberries, red currant) comes through more on the palate. Be patient with this wine. It takes a moment or two to open up in the glass. The 18 Fleurie has the hallmark silkyness (yes, I’m making this a word) that keeps me coming back to Sunier’s wines. — a month ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Fantastic wine. I had an open bottle of this improve for close to a week in the fridge.
Adriana Fabbro

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@Josh Morgenthau couldn’t agree more and looking forward to seeing how it evolves. Don’t know if it’ll last more than a day or two though!

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Outstanding Bordeaux. Tannins refined and well integrated. Drinking really well now. Classic Bordeaux. — 18 hours ago

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David Stein

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Ready now - good to know!
Bruce Leboff

Bruce Leboff

The pros say to@e to drink the 2008’s. This may last a few more years but I think it is peaking/plateauing

Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

39 years old - alive and kicking. There still plenty of fruit left, but it’s dominated by tertiary flavors. Graphite, leather, foray floor. Even at this age this has plenty of life left. — 17 days ago

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