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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
Score/Notes
Best Drinking

4 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
10 75cl

BEYCHEVELLE
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Neal Martin -
The 2016 Beychevelle has a stunning bouquet of vibrant, shimmering blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a slightly savoury/dried blood finish that lingers in the mouth. Tasting both in London and in Bordeaux, I found the latter bottle to have a little more precision and race on the finish. This will surely be a benchmark for this Saint Julien estate.

2016 £77.00 NM96
2023-55
6 75cl

BEYCHEVELLE
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 £78.00 RP/NM94
2025-50
12 75cl

BEYCHEVELLE
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Neal Martin -
 The 2010 Beychevelle has a dense bouquet with blackberry and wild hedgerow aromas. The oak is neatly integrated and with subtle iodine scents developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, a superb line of acidity, fresh and vibrant with a distinctive graphite note towards the Pauillac-like finish. I love the linearity and precision of this Saint-Julien, real class here.

2010 £98.00 NM94
2023-55
36 75cl

BRANAIRE-DUCRU
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Branaire-Ducru is all class and finesse. Bright and focused, the 2017 speaks with a clear, well-articulated voice.
I especially like the energy here. Soft and understated in the classic Branaire style, the 2017 offers notes of red and purplish fruit intermingled with expressive floral and spice notes. The 2017 is such a pretty Saint-Julien.
 

2017 £44.00 AG94
2025-37
36 75cl

CROIX de BEAUCAILLOU
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Ducru Beaucaillou
The top wine currently sells for approx. £141 a bottle! So this represents real value.

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou is bold, juicy and super expressive. A rush of blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice and spice all build in a Saint-Julien loaded with resonance and volume. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine.

2017 £39.00 AG92
2020-32

Great Value!

9 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!

36 75cl

GLORIA
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Neal Martin -
The 2017 Gloria was cropped at 48hl/ha and the Grand Vin comprises 65% of the total production. It has a generous bouquet with red berry fruit, warm bricks and light tobacco aromas that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, a pretty and understated Gloria.
A classic tobacco and bay leaf finish does not quite kick on like other recent vintages. Nevertheless, this is a delicious Saint-Julien that will give 20 years of drinking pleasure.

2017 £35.00 NM91
2022-42
22 75cl

SARGET de GRUAUD LAROSE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Gruaud Larose
The top wine currently sells for approx. £65 a bottle! So this represents real value.

Winespectator.com - Dark and winey, with a solid core of steeped blackberry, blueberry and black currant fruit, liberally laced with warm cocoa and tar notes. The mouth coating feel on the finish features lots of smoldering tobacco.

2010 £39.00 WS90
2016-27
24* 75cl

SARGET de GRUAUD LAROSE
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Gruaud Larose has a perfumed and floral bouquet of raspberry coulis and crushed strawberry, well defined if not the most complex among its peers. It has certainly opened up in recent months. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, touches of espresso lacing the red berry fruit. Just a slightly lactic finish detracts from overall delineation. I suspect that there will be improvement - it just needs time to settle. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

2015 £65.00 NM91+
2022-40
12 75cl

CLOS DU MARQUIS
St Julien


Vinous/Antonio Galloni -  The 2017 Clos du Marquis is dark, pliant and inviting. Succulent dark cherry, red plum, mocha, spice and licorice are all super-expressive in this wonderfully open, radiant Saint-Julien. Plush fruit and silky contours add to the wine's considerable appeal. Best of all, the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring. This is such a beautiful and expressive wine

2017 £48.00 AG93
2022-32
33 75cl

CLOS DU MARQUIS
St Julien


Vinous.com/Neal Martin -  The 2016 Clos du Marquis was picked from September 30 to October 19. It has a generous, intense bouquet of blackberries, raspberry confit, cedar and light tobacco scents, representing a serious step up from the La Petite Marquise (as it should). The palate is rounded and quite sumptuous on the entry, and beautifully balanced, with a fine bead of acidity. This is a very fresh, tensile Clos du Marquis displaying superb precision on the finish and great persistence. Give it three to five years in bottle and then enjoy over the next 20 years, possibly more.

2016 £56.00 NM94
2022-45
3 75cl

LANGOA BARTON
St. Julien

RP/Neal Martin
- The 2016 Langoa Barton is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked between 29 September and 13 October. It is being matured in 60% new oak barrels. It has a very succinct bouquet, with a mixture of black and red fruit, a slight sea spray/estuarine tincture, hints of leather and brown spice in the background. The palate is very harmonious on the entry with a grainy texture. There is good backbone here, maybe just a little foursquare compared to other Saint Julien wines, but it gathers pace towards the finish that displays touches of spice and cedar. Understated and classic Langoa.

2016 £48.00 RP93
2020-45
21 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
58 75cl

LEOVILLE BARTON
St. Julien

Vinous.com
/Neal Martin - The 2015 Léoville Barton has one of the richest bouquets in the appellation, boasting almost ostentatious blackberry, raspberry and bilberry scents on the nose, suffused with crushed limestone and light graphite aromas. The medium-bodied palate is taut and crisp, delivering a fine bead of acidity and freshness from beginning to end. Mainly black fruit here, with suggestions of leather and mocha toward the finish.
Superb.

2015 £72.00 NM95
2025-55
7 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
1 75cl

LEOVILLE POYFERRE
St. Julien

Vinous.com
/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 NM97
2025-45
24 75cl

SAINT PIERRE
St. Julien

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni
-Just as it was from barrel, the 2017 Saint-Pierre is arrestingly beautiful. Black cherry, plum, graphite, spice, new leather, licorice and smoke infuse the 2017 with tons of character. Readers will find a bold, unctuous Saint-Julien bursting at the seams with personality. As always, Saint-Pierre is a dark, brooding Saint-Julien that shows the more virile side of the appellation off to great effect

2017 £51.00 AG95
2024-37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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