Domaine Julien Labet

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1975

🏅 Rating 94+/100 (4,45⭐)

This is my 3rd and the last bottle over the past year. It definitely sits at its plateau now and fully awake. Difficult to say when the drinking window will close down. ⁣

Lots of energy and precision. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. Perfumed black currant jam with leaves. Complex tertiary aromas make a beautiful bouquet. Balance of tannins, fruits and acidity at its perfection. Tannins have soften but not yet faded away.⁣

Undoubted 2nd Growth quality.
— 15 days ago

Alexander, Severn and 8 others liked this

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Deep and concentrated and with tannins not yet fully resolved. Although having shed lots of its fruit, it was clear to still have a plenty of life left and a lot to offer. Cigar ash, espresso, cedar, scorched earth and black currants. The finish was quite long and generous with grip and very good intensity. — 2 hours ago

Shay and Ryan liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Le Petit Caillou St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

19 hrs open but 14 in a vacuum....someone help me with the math, cuz I know it’s still trace developing under decanter seal....fantastic and worth the wait. Purple shifts to garnet. Jam to stewed fruit. A Utah-like powder emerges. A shout becomes a suggestion. Wonderful Thursday afternoon wine, for considering the phenomenon of simultaneous forward momentum and stasis. — 14 days ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

One of my favorite go to wines for a grilled steak & a great vintage for GL that is drinking beautifully. Perfectly stored btls match my more than 2 dozen tasting notes listed below. — 12 days ago

Martin, Ryan and 17 others liked this
Manny Abascal

Manny Abascal

Love the 82 but don’t know the 83. After seeing your numerous positive notes on this I really need to find some. Any suggestions on where to source it?
Ron Siegel

Ron Siegel Premium Badge

The last 2 cases that I purchased have been owc’s bought at auction & were in perfect condition. I have found single btls at various retailers, Benchmark, HDH, K&L where conditions can vary. The 82 is legendary & priced accordingly but the 83 if found can be had at 1/4th the price. Cheers!

Château La Grange

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

The nose is pretty yet slightly restrained, showing blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and purple flowers. On the palate, soft textures are elevated by zippy acids with mineral-tinged red and black fruits, coming across as medium-to-light bodied and quite feminine, as fine tannins slowly saturate the senses. The finish is long and structured, focused on dark inner florals more than fruit, with a twang of savory spice and cheek-puckering tension. More time may be necessary here to gain some textural depth, yet it’s the lack of fruit that worries me the most. — 24 days ago

Pooneet, P and 19 others liked this

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

I like the ‘09’s, perfect crafted wines. Great drinking now but still developing. — 19 days ago

Peter, Peter and 11 others liked this

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

A little over the hill here...nice attack but faded quickly in the mouth — 4 days ago

Mario, David and 4 others liked this

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Drink up! I liked the 1st glass better than the 2nd which says this wine needs to be consumed showing sweet red & black fruits on the palate with notes of cedar, leather, carob, forest floor & tobacco. — 16 days ago

Ryan, Alex and 13 others liked this

Domaines Martin

Château Gloria Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Last half bottle of a great buy, bought in Pauillac during a great trip way back. Still a very good wine, love it!! — 18 days ago

Peter, Wil and 14 others liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

If you like big huge dark extracted CA wine you will very much like this Frenchie. — 18 days ago

Shay, Keith and 10 others liked this