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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

5 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
11 75cl

BEYCHEVELLE
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
2025-60
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 £70.00 RP/NM94
2025-50
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!

24 75cl

SARGET de GRUAUD LAROSE
St. Julien

2nd Wine of Gruaud Larose
The top wine currently sells for approx. £66 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
33 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
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
22 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
Reserved
for
Client
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
2 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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