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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...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - As I wrote in my barrel tasting note, the 2009 appears to be the finest Gruaud Larose since their 1990. Some of my concerns about too...
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Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A silky and fine red with blueberry, blackberry and floral character. Hints of hazelnuts. Full body, integrated tannins and a fresh...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Currant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - A very strong effort from Lagrange in 2006, this estate's tendency for including a nearly overwhelming oak component in its wines has...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - This dense red exhibits a tangy damson plum note that leads the way for iron and lilting black tea flavors, all followed by darker...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - his has a solid core of juicy plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that sits in reserve, while mouthwatering briar and toasty spice...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2010 750ml

Rated 90-93 - This is precise, with pure, unadorned cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors woven with toasty vanilla and anise. Offers a...
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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Firm and balanced with blueberries, blackberries and hints of citrus and minerals. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Best...
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Chateau Lalande-Borie St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Round and silky, with a lovely richness of chocolate, currant and plum character. Full and flavorful. Delicious now, but much better in...
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Chateau Lalande-Borie St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A juicy and savory red with spice, earth, mushroom and berry character. Full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Extremely well...
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Chateau Langoa Barton St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - Very dense and still rather reserved, with dark blueberry, blackberry and fig notes rolled together, framed by freshly brewed espresso...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 1995 750ml

Rated 94 - A beautiful wine, with layers of ripe fruit, berry, cedar, vanilla and light spice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish....
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 1996 750ml

Rated 92 - This impressive wine is a classic. Although backward, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant fruit...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2006 750ml

Rated 94 #64 Top 100, 2009- There's a great dark color to this, with intense aromas of cedar, wood, new leather and crushed blackberry....
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - #6 Top100, 2012 - This is powerful Cabernet, with gutsy weight, but polished feel to the fresh plum, warm blackberry sauce, bittersweet...
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Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton's 2012 is a relatively big, rich,...

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.