St. Julian Winery

Château Calon-Ségur

Le Marquis Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

2018 vintage. Yes, the “green”
note from the Vinous review is there but it is very high/front palate. Still oodles of structure, fruit, balance and drinkability that minimizes it. Starts as green bell pepper initially, then trends toward mint. Second bottle in a little over a week. First bottle was a monster. Second bottle a little more restrained. Where exactly does the truth lie? In the middle as usual? More deep investigation required…**EDIT**Green note gone the next day/24 hrs later after leaving half the bottle in the fridge w/o any preservation techniques other than putting the cork back in the bottle/refrigeration.
— 2 days ago

Peter, Eric and 15 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Those classic Leoville-Barton feminine stylings. Light/light-medium body. Delicate and soft but with enough concentration to do the usual LB dance...gliding along for decades with almost imperceptible drop off/loss. There are going to be a bunch of WS readers that pick this up and find themselves disappointed since it never plays the heavy and expected. Embrace the subtle side of life. — 9 days ago

Ted, Bob and 11 others liked this

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

Robe trouble et dense
Bouquet kirsché, réglisse
Bouche : du fruit encore présent longueur moyenne mais le tout est un peu brouillon
Belle expérience cependant
— 3 days ago

Ira, Thierry and 1 other liked this

Château Montrose

Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Blend of 49% Merlot, 43% Cab Sauv, 4% Cab Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 30% new and 70% one-year old barrels for 12 months, deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits and notes of tobacco and earthy herbs. On the palate flavors of Black cherry, raspberry and currants, light cigar spice, cacao and herb notes. Firm approachable tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral character. Very nice! — 5 days ago

Alex, Juan and 5 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 13% Merlot, 9% Cab Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, aged 20 months all in new French oak barrels. Deep Ruby with aromas of blue and black fruits, oak, cedar and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum with notes of tobacco, espresso and earthy herbs. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and mineral spice. Very nice! — 5 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 12 others liked this

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Yum. So balanced, so addictive. Easy dark red fruit upfront with a smooth small grained tannins and white pepper creating a silky but penetrating finish that lingered. Shared it with my mother in law who says she doesn’t care what wine she drinks….but why did she ask me for more so quickly??? — 6 days ago

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Jan, Skip and 1 other liked this

Château Canon-la-Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Located on the outskirts of the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, at the southern foot of the slope. A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cab Franc &10% Cab Sauv, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit with cedar & spice. On the palate flavors of ripe dark berry fruits, cacao, tobacco and espresso notes. Well balanced, perfect tannins, a joy to drink, starting to open but cellaring will only add to a better tasting experience! — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 8 others liked this

Château Fleur Cardinale

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. World-class nose of panini sando bread/grilled pain au levain, lavender, molasses, bruised plum and wine-country kitchen. Dark as a moonless night. Medium-heavy/heavy body with a brooding, hide-and-seek, mid-palate presence. Slightly spicy finish. Needs a half-decade to come grooving up slowly. Steel yourself to treat this with more patience than most but not as much as some. If opening soon, decant for at least two hours. — 8 days ago

Daniel, Ted and 6 others liked this

Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

John W
9.4

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, dark berry, florals, smoked citrus peel, espresso and chocolate. On the palate, rich, full bodied, cherry, dark berry, leather, chocolate, minerals/salinity, citrus peel, hints of grapefruit or blood orange. Long finish. The citrus peel lingers. Like forever. Layered and complex. $110 at B-21. — 9 days ago

Tom, Byron and 6 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

Youthful almost Cali like with Ripe black fruits that has a polished, silky texture. Will be a great Montrose that needs more time to develop. — 2 days ago

Shay, Juan and 17 others liked this