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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - Red-ruby. Perfumed aromas of redcurrant, licorice, chocolate, flowers and baking spices. Classic taut claret, showing insidious...
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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The finest Beychevelle since the 2003 and probably since the 1982, Beychevelle's 2009 is opaque purple in color, with a beautiful,...
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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 91-94 - Juicy, with a beam of cassis and spice bread, laced with smoke, graphite and crushed plum on the velvety finish. - Wine Spectator.
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Chateau Beychevelle St Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 92+ - The grand vin, the 2012 Beychevelle, is one of the stars of St.-Julien. Opaque purple, with beautiful crème de cassis notes, the wine...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru Duluc De Branaire Ducru 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Shows a little flash, with roasted mesquite and apple wood notes playing off each other, followed by a velvety core of plum sauce,...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - Sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flowers and crushed rocks always provide Branaire with a...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru...
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Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien 2011 750ml

Rated 91-93 - A top-notch effort from this estate, the 2011 exhibits an exotic perfume of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, raspberry jam and...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2000 750ml

Rated 95 - A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2001 750ml

Rated 91 - Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long,...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2003 750ml

Rated 97 - #28 Top 100 - Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 95+ - One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is...
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Mesmerizing aromas of blackberries, licorice and mint. Wet stones too. Full-bodied and tight with super-refined and polished tannins...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2005 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very...

Red Bordeaux St. Julien

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.

Saint-Julien-Beychevelle is a commune on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in south-western France, that produces red wine.

The village lies 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Bordeaux and is considered by some to be the most underrated of the four major wine growing appellations of the Medoc.

The 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi) of vineyards around the villages of St-Julien and Beychevelle produce wine of relative lightness and balance. Its strength stems from the quality of its soil – the characteristic layer of gravel forcing the roots of the vine to go to extra depth to reach its nutrients, as well as retaining additional heat to see it through the cooling winds from the Atlantic away to the west.

St-Julien contains no First Growths but it does have estates ranked as Second, Third and Fourth Growths in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.