St. Julien, Médoc

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

The 1982 Chateau Léoville-Barton red wine is a stunning bottling from this famed vintage in Bordeaux. Generously shared by some friends, and needing very little time in the decanter to evolve, the 1982 Léoville-Barton opens with a captivating nose of sour red cherry, cigar box with shades of white truffle and a striking herbaceousness. There is a wonderful, seamless quality to this wine that evokes a harmonious balance on the mid-palate. A bright saline streak dashes through this incredible wine. Showing a wonderfully soft mouthfeel, the wine slowly unveils layers of sour red fruits, exotic spices, red bell pepper, anise and hints of wild blackberry that all marvelously combine with the toasty oak. While absolutely delightful now, this stunning wine will has more than a decade of life left. Drink 2019-2035- 95

— 3 days ago

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@Dr. Owen Bargreen Dr. Nice post Cheers 🍷
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@P A Thanks so much. It was a beautiful older wine 🍷👌
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Good commentary

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Cassis and blackberries, tobacco, molasses, leather, smoked meat, with subtle vegetal notes. Long, elegant finish. — 7 days ago

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Château Lagrange

Les Fiefs de Lagrange St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

I tried this second wine from Lagrange for the second time recently. Juicy and giving, plum and leather . Sage on the finish. Very nice indeed but I’d rather wait a while before my next bottle. — 19 days ago

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Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

This was a perfect btl that had an intoxicating nose of sweet red fruits, cassis, earth, cedar, forest floor, spice cake, leather & cigar box. As I have stated many times one of the great drinking vintages of GL next to the legendary 82. — 4 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Disappointing 2nd label, but then again it was £28. Pretty average all around. Not bad, but nothing worth extrapolating on. — 5 days ago

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Not the best vintage in Bdx, tho. Under normal circumstances, this 2nd label is reliable. Don’t give up on it just yet.
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Agreed with @Ron R 👆🏼

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

45+ minute decant. Dark purple color. Phenomenal nose that is classic French with nice smoke and oak. Wine is lovely with more earth and tar than fruit. Wine does lack depth and finish is medium minus. I’m a fan, but probably a little over priced. — 9 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Magnum format- delicious. Medium bodied with red fruit and graphite. The nose was amazing. Table had it with charcuterie plate , worked wonder with the cheese. — 3 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1961

#1961 #ducrubeaucaillou was singing with all the fruit you would expect from a 20 year old wine. Amazing bottle shared by our favorite boss man teacher #perryfoto — 6 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1978

Dinner party, notes will be limited.
Bought from a restaurant closing about 5-6 years ago.
Menthol, mint, red pepper, steely, soft tannins but still good acid, our first 78 Bordeaux.
— 18 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Severn I hope that you had a great time, looks like you had some wonderful wines. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Cheers 🍷
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@P A Thanks, we're off to a good start.

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

The 2nd best wine I’ve ever had!!

I originally thought I over paid @ £140, and probably did versus the market, but it was so worth it.

Very similar to Chateau Haut Brion. 45+ minute decant. Nose was balanced between French terroir and deep cherry fruit. Very rustic. Wine was complex with awesome texture. Deep fruit but coated the palate and was very gentle. Long finish capped it off.

Truly amazing!!!
— 23 days ago

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