St. Julien, Médoc

La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Pop and pour, realized I had made a mistake and then vigorously decanted...didn't help much: muddled and disjointed. Put this on the counter overnight. If you have to drink this now, give it at least 24 hrs slow ox. Notes from 24 hrs open. On the nose: pure blackberry and cedar, some cassis, soft vanilla. On the palate: soft acidity, which is my only real complaint, fantastic density, tangy black raspberry and currant, and very soft, grainy tannin on the finish. Just singing today. — 3 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

First time I opened one of these 1.5 years ago it was totally closed. Now it’s back open for business and lovely. If blindfolded, based on the perfume alone I would have guessed a Margaux like Palmer as it threw off tons of violets, graphite and blue fruits - gorgeous but a tinge of rough edge that blew off after about an hour. Palate still tasted young but had the complexity you look for in an older claret - spice, leather, graphite, blue fruits and a long finish. This is in a great drinking window but easily has decades of life ahead of it. — 19 days ago

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Had ourselves a weekend. With Wagyu NY strips — 5 days ago

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Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Thought some of the previous 2014-2018 vintages were ready steady go! from the onset but this may take the cake. Light-medium body. Nose is über-giving with herbs and baking spices. Finish of 40+ seconds highlighting a cocoa/baking chocolate baseline supplemented with ripe dark cherry and plum. Tannins fully in check-for now. — 3 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Sweet tobacco notes interspersed with woodsy mushrooms, warm rye bread with toasted sesame and grill notes. Cherry and baked currant tart. Silky soft cherry open reveals exquisitely suspended smoke framing black cherry and cedar dusted black currant and dried blackberry with sage and nutmeg.


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— 14 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

La Petite Marquise du Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Château Léoville Las Cases ‘La Petite Marquise’ Saint-Julien 2018: Medium-full bodied. Medium-high acidity. Noticeable tannins that mellowed out over time. Deep purple in color. Tasting notes of blackberry, plum, strawberry, cedar & oak. Smooth warm finish. All in all, a rich & delicious Saint-Julien wine however very worthy of additional years of cellaring. Be well wine friends! Cheers 🇫🇷🍷 — 22 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

1985. Synth laden moment. Depeche mode. Tears for fears. But I digress. Just opened this. It’s quite a structured wine. The nose is a little muddled right now but that’s because I didn’t decant. That said, after 15 minutes of opening in the glass the nose is indeed tannic cherry skin. Musty and such, but that fruit profile is obvs right up front. I would say that the same is true on the front palate. Cherries with immediacy and extremely full fruit. That is what drives my initial rating here. So rich and definitive fruit. Finish not real refined but it’s only been 15 minutes and this wine has just had the wires jacked out of it Matrix style. It doesn’t know itself yet. Will post some notes in a few hours to see if the landscape has changed. Cheers! — 14 days ago

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Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Drinking well showing red & black fruits, sweet & savory spice, cedar, leather with notes of menthol & tobacco. — 12 days ago

Severn, Ira and 18 others liked this

Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Solid, nice grip. — 3 days ago

Douglas, Romain and 3 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Ron R
9.5

One of my fave 00 Bdx wines. Presents perfectly with bright cherries and saddle leather on the nose, followed by graphite and black fruits on the mid palate. This will sail on for years since the tannins and acidity are still very prominent. Unbeatable 2nd wine from Las Cases. — 25 days ago

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Another stellar vintage, @Paul T- Huntington Beach. I’m not surprised that it continues to show well. I still have several bottles of the 03 Las Cases to look forward to.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

That pricing on delectable is so wrong though,
vinokeeno

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Have a few bottles of the '00 on the list but haven't been able to taste it. Looks like I need to pick up more.