St. Julien, Médoc

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ken Z
9.1

Drank 2/13/19. Excellent pairing with a ribeye(what Bordeaux isn't?!).

A departure from my general buying habits, this is the second wine of Ducru-Beacalliou. I generally prefer the first wines of lesser chateau, and this, though very good, is no exception.

Nice, fairly powerful nose of blackberry, graphite, and soil. Flavors are perhaps a touch lean, but come alive when paired with the steak. Black fruits, soil, and some black licorice are backed by medium + well integrated tannins. Nice balance. Long finish.

Very nice, but for the price I would buy the Monbousquet from the same vintage all day.

4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts.
— 6 days ago

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Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

Not known as the greatest of vintages but after 2 hours of air, this is showing nicely. Classic leather earthiness with cassis and red fruit. The finish is building with time. — 3 days ago

Eric, Conrad and 2 others liked this

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Developing nicely; I have a few bottles stashed away and had not opened one in a while nice to see where it’s going. Earth, leather, soy, umami! — 3 days ago

John, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Rock in’ good. Mature, ready, delicious. — 4 days ago

Ceccherini, Bob and 3 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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@Byron Hewett I have a couple of these Byron. Do you reckon they’re ready to drink?
Byron Hewett

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Yes. Decant for an hour.
Bob McDonald

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Ok thanks.

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

My favorite BDX of the night in a runaway. Inviting warm sweet red fruit, some oak treatment, full mouthfeel and ample lush length. In an excellent drinking window. Good to see the 03s settling down a bit. Thank you @romo — 2 days ago

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I neglected to snap a photo. Thanks, @Bill Bender !
Ron R

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Very solid Bdx producer. Don’t see enuf of this on the DL feed.
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It was lovely @Ron R

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Needs more time, I think. Still fairly primary and feeling the oak with a tinge of mint on the finish. Not bad at all, but eager to check back tomorrow to see how it evolves. — 3 days ago

Eric, Conrad and 2 others liked this

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

I liked this a lot. Fully mature. Savory, herbal, good. — 4 days ago

Ceccherini, Bob and 3 others liked this

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Taking one for the community trying this top vintage Talbot @ £58 to see if it’s worth buying more & computer says Hell Yeah 😍👍 Drinking great already but in 10-40 years Boomshakalaka 💥 a tad too youthy at the mo so let it 😴 💤 the 05 & even 10 are drinking well already 😉

📍 Chateau Talbot 2015

🏵 92 points moving to 94+ in time

🍇 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

🍷 Ooaque blackened ruby w/ purple hue

👃 Sweet damson plum & rich blackcurrant w/ smoke, liquorice, cocoa, blueberry, raspberry, light gravel, broken pencil, spice & minerals

👄 Med+ body of rich ripe deep blackcurrant w/ a red liquorice, mocha & mineral undertone

🎯 Long touch dry mineral infused blackcurrant, blueberry & red liquorice mocha kiss
— 14 days ago

Chris, Daniel and 22 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

I’m generally not loving the ‘02 Bordeaux from most appellations but this was showing quite well despite being a smidge too tannic for my tastes. Big and bold but lacking a sexy side. — 2 months ago

Bill, Eric and 24 others liked this

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Delicious. Savory, herbal, tobacco, earthy. Loved this. Will hold for years. — 4 days ago

Bob, Ceccherini and 3 others liked this