Julien Sunier

Julien Sunier

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Very fresh, juicy, concentrated, funky in just the right way. Blackberry and menthol. A pretty peppery quality. So clean and juicy and elegant. I’ve found all of Sunier’s wines to be top notch and in league with the region’s best producers.

Update: on the half full bottle that has been in my fridge for a week, it’s positively stunning.. resolved into the most seductive florals. Rerating to 9.4. Bodes very well for storage.
— 25 days ago

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Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

One of my favorite producers as well!
Josh Morgenthau

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@Erik Longabardi this half empty bottle, after an entire week in my fridge, is insanely beautiful! So clean and pretty and tasty.

Château La Grange

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Opened a magnum and after a short decant the wine was expressing a classic and inviting Bordeaux nose. Tannins were a bit tight, and the concentration could have been better for my palette. — 9 days ago

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

12 years old and entering that vibrant, youthful stage. Makes me want to taste it in another dozen. Or every year. — 10 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Tawny with amber rims and nearly opaque. Old Bordeaux nose with some funk on it. Notes of black cherry, spice, old wood, cut cigar and some barnyard floor. Fruit still present and part of the equation with tannins mostly faded. The barnyard notes seems to be brett to me as it becomes a bit more pronounced over the evening (but I’m not as affected by it as some). I liked this more than others. — 15 days ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Mike Saviage, I have a few mags of this (no 750s), what’s your prognosis for maturity?
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@Doug Powers Assuming no flaws like my bottle, I think the remaining fruit can support more age and it can improve a bit from here, especially in mag format

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

2007 comparative tasting. Perfumed red and black fruits. Elegant. Lighter bodied. My favorite of the 3 estates. — 2 days ago

Julien Sunier

Wild Soul Gamay 2019

Sooooo good. Tastes like wild brambles on wet stone with tart cherries, but also flower blossoms with some plums. So much amazing earthy, tart flavor. Love this! — a month ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

7 hours of decanting opened the wine nicely. Classic nose w whiff of soil coming through. Big and bold wine. — 8 days ago

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Julien Sunier

Régnié Gamay 2019

Raw red fruit, slight eucalyptus and cinnamon, damp earth. — a month ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

2007 comparative tasting of the 3 Leoville estates. Almost like a blend of the Las Cases and the Barton. — 2 days ago

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Château Magneau

Cuvée Julien Graves 2014

2014 vintage. The website being very vague, the information is coming from other sources. A Sémillon (60%) and Sauvignon Blanc (40%) blend from selected parcels vinified completely in wood. Note that this estate produces more white than red, with 25 hectares out of 40 planted with white grapes. Brilliant light golden yellow. Exotic fruits and white peach with a toasted hint. Lightweight in alcohol (abv. 12,5%) but intense flavour of ripe pineapple and peach with crisp acidity and good length. Not particularly complex but attractive and probably at its peak. — 21 days ago

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