Chateau La Bridane Saint-Julien 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Saint Julien
DC
92
JS
91
Additional vintages
DC
92
Rated 92 by Decanter
Appealing brambly fruit aromatics on the nose. On the palate it is measured and juicy, with brambled blueberry and raspberry fruits. Rustic in an unfussy way, with good structure and a real sense of uplift. Hard to find St-Julien like this anymore, and although it is not polished it has so much going for it. Cabernet Franc also in the blend here, and this is a successful wine from owner Bruno Saintout. ... More details
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Chateau La Bridane Saint-Julien 2018 750ml

SKU 845965
$28.90
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
DC
92
JS
91
DC
92
Rated 92 by Decanter
Appealing brambly fruit aromatics on the nose. On the palate it is measured and juicy, with brambled blueberry and raspberry fruits. Rustic in an unfussy way, with good structure and a real sense of uplift. Hard to find St-Julien like this anymore, and although it is not polished it has so much going for it. Cabernet Franc also in the blend here, and this is a successful wine from owner Bruno Saintout.
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
Dark-fruit and herbal notes on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy yet fine tannins. Savory on the palate with a fleshy texture. Flavorful finish. Try after 2023.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Saint Julien
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 92 - Appealing brambly fruit aromatics on the nose. On the palate it is measured and juicy, with brambled blueberry and raspberry fruits. Rustic in an unfussy way, with good structure and a real sense of uplift. Hard to find St-Julien like this anymore, and although it is not polished it has so much going for it. Cabernet Franc also in the blend here, and this is a successful wine from owner Bruno Saintout.
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux method of blending quality grape varietals is something which has long been imitated and envied around the world. Whilst there are six Bordeaux grape varietals allowed for the production of red wine in this region of France – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere – the most common and widely used combination involves a careful blend of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, usually with a small percentage of Petit Verdot to boost the overall flavor and balance things out. This process accentuates the finer points of all these varietals, and takes the astringency of one type whilst rounding it out and mellowing it with the light tannins and fleshiness of another. The results are rarely short of spectacular, and are perfect for oak aging, where the flavorful magic of Bordeaux wine making can really take place, and the complex aromas and characteristics can truly come forward.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.
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Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
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