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


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5 75cl

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
23 75cl

St. Julien

RP/Neal Martin -
The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.It is matured in 50% new oak. Furthermore, it is the first vintage to be matured in the new chichi winery whose glass exterior overlooks the passing traffic on the D2. It has a very pure, fragrant bouquet with black cherries, cassis, cedar and wet limestone, extremely precise to the point where you might think it was from the Right Bank (logical given the proportion of Merlot in the blend). The palate is sensational: understated at first and bridled with ultra-fine tannin, it is a Beychevelle armed with a disarming sense of symmetry. It builds in the mouth towards a fabulously tensile finish that is so fresh and full of energy that the senses are almost overwhelmed. This is an electrifying 2016 from winemaker Philippe Blanc and his right-hand man, technical director, Romain Ducolomb.

2016 £80.00 RP/NM98
30 75cl

St. Julien

RP/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Beychevelle was picked between 22 September and 8 October, a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.  It has a clean and crisp bouquet, tightly-wound at first, then unfurls with redcurrant, cranberry and raspberry scents, leaning towards the red spectrum rather than black. There is impressive delineation here, no frills, almost clinical in its "aromatic efficiency."
The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a suave Beychevelle in the making, harmonious in the mouth, supple even, gently building towards a lightly spiced finish.
Among the Saint Julien wines, this is clearly one of the more understated 2015s. It is only when you swallow the wine that its lingering flavours remind you that this could evolve into one of Philippe Blanc's great Beychevelles.

2015 £70.00 RP/NM94
15 75cl

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

Great Value!

33 75cl

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
21 75cl

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
34 75cl

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
13 75cl

St. Julien

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

James Suckling, - 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
28 75cl

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
49 75cl

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







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