Julien Sunier

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1993

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of an hour. The 1993 pours a deep garnet with a near opaque core; medium viscosity with light staining of the tears and signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of desiccated black fruit: cassis, blackberries, along with celery, tobacco, green bell pepper, forest floor, and baking spices. On the palate the wine is dry with medium tannins (integrated) and medium+ acid. The finish is medium and satisfying. This was a very nice showing for the 1993 and it’s clear that well-stored examples are drinking well right now and should continue to do so through 2031. — 3 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Elegant and refined with dark berries and chocolate present in the best way. A beautifully structured wine that benefits from 2 hour decant. Enjoy. — 10 hours ago

Vino, Jan and 1 other liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Bottle was a little bit off but still an excellent wine in an underrated vintage. The better crust like Ducru Beaucaillou have done much better in 2001 than in 2000. This is so evident these days. Classical vintage and starting to get accessible now. — a month ago

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Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Long decant … almost five hours.

NOSE: wintergreen, cassis … a little bourbon?

TASTE: super dense cassis, loam, and oaky tannin … red currant too .. I don’t get all the complexity I got last time I tried this — but it is very good. 94.
— a month ago

Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Surprisingly austere. Green, mean, and spicy. Nose is layered and complex. Tobacco leaf. This could use more time in terms of softening but I don’t see the vintage improving in any meaningful way. — 24 days ago

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Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Youthful at 19 years that is drinking nicely with a plum jam thing going on. . Very nice juice — 16 days ago

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Pretty deep ruby , with a narrow ruby , garnet rim . Quite aromatic with nice blackberry , cassis , cedar , spicy grafite , smoky mineral nuances . On the palate quite sweet , juicy black fruits and creme cassis , round and generous , with mineral grafite , earthy notes on the reasonable length finish. Balanced acidity and rounded fine but noticeable tannins . Drinking well now but will continue to show well over the next 10 years . — a month ago

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