St. Julien, Médoc

Château Lagrange

Les Fiefs de Lagrange St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

With about 10% of my olfactive capacities I can say it smells like black currant, a bit of tar, some other red and black berries. Quite nice. The palate is a bit thiner than expected but it might be a vintage thing. Great acid frame, black currant rolling all along, some nice velvety touch on the sides, gentle tannins and a finish made of fruit. Cool, pleasant but not great — 3 days ago

P, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

Just a delight to savor and drink. Very tasty mature fruit with resolved tannins. Pleasure to share with good friends at a birthday dinner. At 60 years this Bordeaux still drinks well.😀🍷🍷. Bottled by Nicolas of France. — 12 days ago

Ray ContiJoe Becerra
with Ray and Joe

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

I continue to love this!

30 minute plus decant. Dark cherry color. Classic Bordeaux nose filled with earth, smoke, and tar. Velvet on the palate with nice smoke. Could be deeper, but a tremendous wine!
— a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Eric and 5 others liked this

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Wine still a great example of true Bordeaux finesse, this with some sentimental flashbacks to 1986 made this a great moment. — 11 days ago

Stef, Peter and 3 others liked this

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

Bottle 1 turned. Bottle 2 was fine. I expected more complexity out of a Bordeaux with this age. I will happily drink the rest of my case but I’d pass on this vintage in the future. — 3 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

This is just starting to enter its drinking window. — 17 days ago

Severn, Shay and 13 others liked this

Château Hauteville

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Here is my #MerlotThursday for this week. A nice one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short, cloudy, reddish rim.

Fruity nose of plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, cloves, herbs, graphite, earth, light vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, cloves, spices, licorice, peppercorn, earth, graphite and dark coffee.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice, yet young, Merlot Cabernet blend from Saint Estephe. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Starting to show the tannins after 60 minutes of airtime. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely.

Feels like a blend of left and right bank. Nice and engaging.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit.

A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kosher.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 12 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 19 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A nice St Julien from a great producer in a great vintage. Aromatics are excellent - as is the mid palate, with a ton of dark fruit and earth. The finish has not come together as much as I’d like or expect at this point - a bit muddled with slightly subdued acid. — 3 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

A nice Bordeaux but not sure - could maybe use a bit more time. Quite dark in the glass, lots of dark fruit on the nose and palate. Nice acid on the finish but surprisingly still quite tannic and closed. — 3 days ago

Château Talbot

Seigneur de Talbot Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Last bottles. Turning brown at the edges. Pencil shavings and burnt rubber in the nose. Lovely soft body and the tannins have melted away. Such a lovely bottle. — 14 days ago