Bordeaux, Saint-Julien

Bordeaux produces some of the most highly sought after and revered wines in the world. Located close to the coast, in the south-west of France the town and is divided by the Gironde River. Wines to the west of the river are referred to as left bank, and are Cabernet dominant. To the East of the river, on the right bank Merlot is the dominant grape variety. Throughout the 57 appellations, over 10,000 wine-making châteaux grow the red grapes; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. These are commonly blended and collectively referred to as clarets. Smaller amounts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is also grown in Bordeaux.

In 1855, due to the high export demands of Bordeaux wines, Emporer Napoleon III requested an official Bordeaux classification system, based on market costs of the wines at the time. The Chateaux were classified into five ‘growths’ from first growth to fifth growth and cru Bourgois. Also in 1855 The Sauternes and Barsac classification covered the sweeter wines, with Chateau d’Yquem the only Superior First Growth, followed by Premiers Crus and Deux Deuxièmes Crus.
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  1. CHATEAU GLORIA 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc. "This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost ... Learn More
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  2. CHATEAU GLORIA 2019 (EN PRIMEUR - DELIVERY 2022)
    Château Gloria is an unclassified St-Julien property that produces clarets that equal in quality those from the more prestigious classed growths. Henri Martin, a cooper by upbringing, took over the property in 1942 and began purchasing plots of vineyards from ... Learn More
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  3. LA CROIX DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 2016
    The 2016 La Croix de Beaucaillou is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. "It has quite a rich and opulent bouquet, quite glossy with scents of kirsch, crushed strawberry, crème de cassis and a touch of vanilla. ... Learn More
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  4. CHATEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 2016
    The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. "The nose is quite intense with black fruit infused with pencil shaving and a touch of tobacco, unashamedly classic in style, a little distant compared to ... Learn More
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  5. CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. "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 ... Learn More
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  6. CHATEAU TALBOT 2016
    The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. "The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an ... Learn More
    CHATEAU TALBOT 2016
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  7. CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 2015
    This famous and historic Saint Julien 2nd growth is popular throughout the world and is usually released at the most reasonable price of all the so-called "super-seconds". The 82 hectare vineyard is one of the largest of the classed growths. The 2015 ... Learn More
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  8. CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 2018 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    Anthony Barton's second growth is always a top quality Bordeaux of classic proportions. Structured, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wines are produced here that are serious, controlled and pure. The 50 hectare vineyard is planted 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Always the ... Learn More
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  9. CHATEAU LEOVILLE POYFERRE 2016
    The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. "...it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. ... Learn More
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  10. CLOS DU MARQUIS 2010
    Now essentially treated as a separate estate by Jean-Hubert Delon, and not as a second wine of Leoville Las Cases (whose second wine is now the newly introduced Le Petit Lion), Clos du Marquis has been a shrewd consumer's purchase ... Learn More
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  11. CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Leoville-Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot. "It has a more intense bouquet compared to the Langoa-Barton, plenty of intense blackberry and raspberry fruit, minerals, cedar and a hint of licorice. The palate is a little chewy ... Learn More
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  12. CLOS DU MARQUIS 2005
    “The Clos du Marquis, the second label of Léoville-Las Cases, was created at the end of the 19th century. This name, which has been used on a regular basis since the beginning of the last century, originates from the ... Learn More
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  13. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Leoville-Las Cases comprises 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. "It is initially tightly coiled on the nose and needed coaxing from the glass. There are scents of small black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and a slight flintiness that emerges ... Learn More
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  14. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 2017
    The 2017 Léoville Las Cases, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot from 50- to 90-year-old vines, is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of crushed blackcurrants, wild blueberries and plum preserves with notions of wood ... Learn More
  15. CHATEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 2016
    The 2016 Ducru Beaucaillou is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, and was awarded 100 points by Wine Spectator magazine "The bouquet is very closed at first, and so I aerated the Grand Vin by transferring from one glass to another. ... Learn More
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  16. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1988
    The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the ... Learn More
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  17. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 2000
    The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the ... Learn More
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  18. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1990
    The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the ... Learn More
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  19. CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1986
    The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the ... Learn More
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