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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com

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Tasting
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Best Drinking

60 75cl

AMIRAL de BEYCHEVELLE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Beychevelle
The top wine currently sells for approx. £86 a bottle! So this represents real value.

Wine Spectator -
A relatively friendly style, with velvet-edged plum, blueberry and açaí reduction notes gliding through while anise and violet details add range through the finish. A light graphite hint keeps this honest.

2015 £32.00 WS89
2017-27
7 75cl

AMIRAL de BEYCHEVELLE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Beychevelle
The top wine currently sells for approx. £70 a bottle! So this represents real value.

RP -
A very strong second wine from Beychevelle, the dense ruby/purple 2012 Amiral de Beychevelle displays nice meaty, crushed rock minerality, strong and powerful flavours and depth. This is an impressive second wine, built for serious aging of up to 10-15 years. Kudos to Beychevelle.

2012 £25.00 RP89
2015-30

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12 75cl

BEYCHEVELLE
St. Julien

RP -
The 2010 Beychevelle displays sweet black currant, black cherry, foresty notes, medium to full-bodied texture with impressive purity and moderately high tannins (although they’ve softened considerably during the wine’s upbringing in barrel). Layered and rich for a Beychevelle, this wine should easily withstand three decades of cellaring, but this is a fabulous effort from the first chateau one sees upon entering the appellation of St.-Julien.

2010 £110.00 RP94
2018-48

Top Wine from a Great Vintage!

60 75cl

SARGET de GRUAUD LAROSE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Gruaud Larose
The top wine currently sells for approx. £72 a bottle! So this represents real value.

Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose is plump, fruity and delicious. Floral, citrus and spice notes perk up the red-toned fruit nicely in this attractive mid-weigh second wine from Gruaud-Larose. Although not especially complex, this tasty Saint-Julien will deliver plenty of pleasure over the next few years.

2015 £28.00 AG89
2018-25
58 75cl

BRANAIRE DUCRU
St. Julien

Antonio Galloni -
The 2015 Branaire Ducru is a gorgeous, totally sexy wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint, sweet red berry and gently spiced notes give the wine much of its gracious, lilting personality. Precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 Branaire is all class. It's easy to overlook Branaire in the context of Saint-Julien, where most of the other important wines are much more powerful. Branaire always speaks with a hushed, discreet voice. Readers who appreciate finesse will find much to admire here. The 2015 is a wine of pure and total sensual pleasure. In 2015, the blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. Don't miss it.

2015 £50.00 AG95
2020-40
55 75cl

CROIX de BEAUCAILLOU
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Ducru Beaucaillou
The top wine currently sells for approx. £115 a bottle! So this represents real value.

RP -
The 2014 La Croix de Beaucaillou has enjoyed a purple patch in recent vintages. The nose on the 2014 appeared to have closed down after bottling, but the quality is still tangible, almost sedate, but exquisitely defined tertiary red berry fruit gradually opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and energetic, very focused with superb mineralité. There is just a mote of hardness and rigidity on the finish, but that will be abraded by bottle age (and this is one Deuxième Vin that benefits from bottle maturity).

2014 £35.00 RP/NM92
2020-40

Great Value!

4 75cl

CROIX de BEAUCAILLOU
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Ducru Beaucaillou
The top wine currently sells for approx. £91 a bottle! So this represents real value.

RP -
The second wine (also about 50% of the total production), the 2012 Croix du Beaucaillou is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest mostly Merlot with 2% Petit Verdot. It is a soft, round, attractively endowed effort with a deep ruby/plum colour as well as a sweet nose of black currants, dusty, loamy, earthy notes and a touch of lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Well-made and medium-bodied, this attractive 2012 should drink well for 10-12 years.

2012 £29.00 RP89
2015-25

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6 75cl

CROIX de BEAUCAILLOU
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Ducru Beaucaillou
The top wine currently sells for approx. £81 a bottle! So this represents real value.

RP -
The selection process under proprietor Bruno Borie is so severe at Ducru Beaucaillou that readers should be giving serious attention to the second wine, Croix de Beaucaillou, which sports a dramatic black and gold label. The 2011 exhibits attractive black currant and black cherry fruit, medium body, silky tannins and a lush, round, up-front appeal. Enjoy it over the next decade.

2011 £28.00 RP88
2014-24

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36 75cl

CLOS DU MARQUIS
St Julien


RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown The 2018 Clos du Marquis is composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, with 13% press wine added back to the blend. Grapes were harvested September 18 to October 10, with yields of 35.5 hectolitres per hectare, and the wine has 14.5% alcohol. It will be aged in barriques, 55% new. The finished blend was put into barrels last December. Deep purple-black in colour, it displays flamboyant scents of kirsch, crushed black cherries and warm cassis with hints of cinnamon stick, underbrush and chocolate box plus a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied and built like a brick house with firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular fruit, it finishes long and spicy.

2016 £48.00 RP/LPB94
2021-45
36 75cl

CLOS DU MARQUIS
St Julien


RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple coloured 2015 Clos du Marquis gives up expressive notes of warm mulberries, kirsch and blackberry pie with touches of sandalwood, potpourri, anise and charcuterie. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of rich, spicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishing with an invigorating lift.

2015 £48.00 RP/LPB93
2019-33
10 75cl

CLOS DU MARQUIS
St Julien


RP -  The 2014 Clos du Marquis, a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has kept that soupçon of opulence that I observed when this was in barrel; it has layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, incense and iris emerging from the glass whilst maintaining superb delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. Graphite-infused red and black fruit on the front palate whilst the back is adorned with just a hint of blue fruit that lends this a more feminine allure. There is lovely balance here, fresh and focused with a touch of graphite borrowed from over the border in Pauillac. This is an excellent Clos du Marquis that will give 20 years of pleasure.

2014 £36.00 RP/NM92
2019-39

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77 75cl

GLORIA
St Julien


RP/Neal Martin The 2015 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 51 hl/ha, matured in 40% new wood. It was picked between 21 September and finishing on 7 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a fragrant bouquet with dark cherries, cedar and touches of cigar box - classic Saint Julien in many ways, though it does not have the complexity of great recent vintages such as the 2010. The palate is well balanced, clean and pure with fine tannin. The acidity is nicely judged, not a million miles away from the 2015 Lagrange in terms of its refinement, but this has perhaps a touch more detail on the finish. Perhaps one of the more approachable Saint Julien wines this vintage.

2015 £35.00 RP/NM92
2020-40
43 75cl

RESERVE de LEOVILLE BARTON
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Leoville Barton
The top wine currently sells for approx. £72 a bottle! So this represents real value.

WineSpectator - Offers a wonderful display of dark fig, boysenberry and blackberry preserve flavours scored liberally with pastis, licorice snap and ganache notes. The roasted apple wood backdrop on the finish lets the fruit play out. Will be hard to lay off in the near-term.

2015 £29.00 WS91
2018-30
44 75cl

PAVILLON de LEOVILLE POYFERRE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Leoville Poyferre
The top wine currently sells for approx. £82 a bottle! So this represents real value.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com - In spite of the generous ripe fruit, this also has the cool elegance and slightly austere finish of St.-Julien. Considerable intensity without any sense of heaviness make this an impressive example of modern winemaking. Second wine of Château Léoville Poyferré.

2015 £29.00 JS93
2018-29
30 75cl

LEOVILLE POYFERRE
St. Julien

Antonio Galloni/Neal Martin -The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is spectacular. Inky, dense and explosive, the 2015 possesses off the chart richness, with soft contours, no hard edges and exceptional balance. All the elements are simply fused together. inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather, blueberry jam, exotic spice and violet notes are all beautifully delineated throughout. Fresh, vibrant and totally sexy, Léoville-Poyferré is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times.

2015 £72.00 AG97
2025-45
60 75cl

LEOVILLE POYFERRE
St. Julien

Antonio Galloni/Neal Martin -The 2014 Léoville Poyferré has a very complex bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone, cedar and hints of violet. It is extremely focused, intense rather than overtly powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and generous, conveying much more tension and precision than the Léoville Las-Cases. It gradually fans out in the second half with real mineralité, quite profound in the context of the vintage. Outstanding. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.

2014 £54.00 AG/NM95
2024-55
3 75cl

LEOVILLE POYFERRE
St. Julien

RP - Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1920, this property over the last 20 years has made some great wines in the Médoc. The 2012, a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, is opaque purple, thick-looking, and from bottle much more impressive than it was from barrel. This very extracted, rich, full-bodied, masculine Léoville Poyferré needs a good 5-8 years of bottle age and should evolve well for at least 20-25 years. Loads of blackberry and cassis, crushed rock and graphite notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, impressively concentrated and pure wine.

2012 £49.00 RP92+
2020-45

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