SKU 1062 Château Moulin de la Rose Saint-Julien 2017 $72
Full and incredibly silky in the mouth, earthy spiciness is just starting to emerge, interweaving with the wine’s naturally fragrant, tightly concentrated, ripe blackcurrant fruitiness. The finish is elegant, fresh and long (for drinking now-2030+).
92 Wine Enthusiast
SKU 1060 Château Moulin de la Rose Saint-Julien 2013 $72
Full and incredibly silky in the mouth, earthy spiciness is just starting to emerge, interweaving with the wine’s naturally fragrant, tightly concentrated, ripe blackcurrant fruitiness. The finish is elegant, fresh and long (for drinking now-2030+)
Château Branaire-Ducru Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien 2016 $88
Youthfully rigid, with a strong apple wood frame around the vivid cherry and cassis fruit flavors, cruising through a grippy, briar-edged finish. The fruit is pure, but this has moderate range overall. Drink as soon as the tension eases up. Best from 2021 through 2028.
89 Wine Spectator
SKU 1058 Château Léoville Poyferré Château Moulin Riche Saint-Julien 2016 $88
A new chapter in the life of Château Moulin Riche would begin at the end of the 1980’s, focusing on a significant restructuration of the vineyard to better express its identity. At one time, it was the second wine of Château Léoville Poyferré, but later gained its independence as a ‘grand vin’ in its own right.
Parker Wine Advocate 92
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
Wine Spectator 90
James Suckling 92
Jean-Marc Quarin 92
Wine Decider 91
Chateau Lagrange Les Fiefs De Lagrange Saint-Julien 2010 $92
A polished, ripe expression of a great vintage, this bottle offers aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, blackberries, anise, and a hint of oak spice. Generous, plush tannins linger on the long finish tinged with thyme. Swap beef for venison to make a steak frites, or try with bison burgers.
90 Wine Spectator
SKU 1064 Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2017 $98
2017 was early and contrasted. The total rainfall is lower than the average of the last twenty years. The month of April was particularly dry. The cool nights culminated in severe frost on the 27th April. Spring was warm with average rainfall. Flowering occurred early, quickly and in ideal conditions. The summer was warm and dry until September 8th. A tremendous work carried out to mark 250 000 vine stocks during colour change made the intraplot selection process easier at harvest time.
Parker Wine Advocate 91
La Revue du Vin de France 16/20
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
Wine Spectator 92
James Suckling 93
Jean-Marc Quarin 91
Wine Decider 91
SKU 1041 Château Léoville Poyferré Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien 2016 $98
Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré, second wine of both châteaux, is made from the younger vines.
Bursting with fruit, this bright, attractive wine is accessible in its youth. Enjoy it in anticipation of the finesse, elegance, and balance of the Grand Vin.
14.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
91/100 James Suckling
SKU 744 Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2014 $120 Sold Out
The color is dark with purple hues. Intense fruity aromas such as black cherry, blackcurrant and raspberry mingle with fine woody notes. Very delicate and elegant, the attack is supple and fleshy with a long finish carried by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine that is complete, complex and harmonious.
SKU 1127 Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $128
This Fourth Growth St Julien estate has been performing consistently well for the past several vintages and 2014 is no exception. The nose is pretty, attractively perfumed, fresh and expressive. The palate is dominated by rich, fleshy fruit. There is a purity here, great precision and ripe tannins which grip, and offer an intense focus. High acidity, complexity and a persistence on the finish suggest this wine has excellent potential for aging. Elegant and fine, it is a wine that the château can be proud of. Bravo indeed.
SKU 1408 Chateau Talbot Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $148
The grapes were picked at Talbot from the 1st until the 18th October and the Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the same assemblage as the previous vintage. The nose is nicely focused with blackberry and cedar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and a pleasant citric edge of acidity.
84-87 Wine Spectator
89-91 Wine Advocate
90 Wine Advocate
90-92 Wine Advocate
SKU 1378 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien 2014 $148
( 2nd Growths Bordeaux Wine )
The 2014 Clos du Marquis, a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has kept that same level of opulence that was observed when it was in barrel; it has layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, incense and iris emerging from the glass whilst maintaining superb delineation.
The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. Graphite-infused red and black fruit on the front palate whilst the back is adorned with just a hint of blue fruit that lends this a more feminine allure. There is lovely balance here, fresh and focused with a touch of graphite borrowed from over the border in Pauillac.
95 James Suckling
16.5/20 Jean Marc Quarin
92 Jeff Leve
92 Wine Advocate
94 Wine Enthusiast
91 Wine Spectator
SKU 1059 Château Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2017 $158
Before the licorice, black cherry, truffle, and cocoa-filled bouquet seductively arrives, you’ll notice a startling depth of color. Full bodied, rich and flowing with the darkest of red fruits and gently dusted with a blast of even darker chocolate, this wine is wrapped in cashmere. It is graceful and fresh from the very first dance to the long good-bye.
2/3 Le Guide Hachette
95/100 Parker Wine Advocate
17/20 Jancis Robinson
95/100 Wine Spectator
96/100 James Suckling
94/100 Jean-Marc Quarin
SKU 854 Chateau Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2012 $158 Sold Out
The colour of this Gruaud Larose 2012 is a beautiful garnet. The nose is expressive and opens with spices and black fruits.
The ageing in barrels is still noticeable with nice roasted notes. In the mouth, it has the presence of great wines, both powerful and elegant. The tannins are supple. The spices assert themselves first then, after good aeration, it is the fruity notes that come to caress the palate. It reserves a very nice complexity. A great Bordeaux wine for a difficult vintage.
J. Robinson: 16.5
J. Suckling: 93
R. Gabriel: 18
Wine Spectator: 90
SKU 743 Chateau Lagrange Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2010 $158 Sold Out
Deep and intense colour. On the nose a sensation of freshness, with red and black fruits aromas, as well as toasted and vanilla notes. The attack is very firm, the mouthfeel gains strength with an exceptional tannic richness. Powerful, smooth and harmonious tannins.
SKU 1128 Château Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2014 $168
Subtle and complex. It reveals notes of red fruit, spices and liquorice upon swirling. The attack is fresh and intense It is fruity and fleshy on the palate. The finish is supported by fine, racy tannins that are long and integrated, and beautiful volume in the mouth.
Le Guide Hachette 1/3
Parker Wine Advocate 93
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
Wine Spectator 93
James Suckling 94
Jean-Marc Quarin 94
Wine Decider 93
SKU 1245 Chateau Beychevelle Saint-Julien 2018 $188
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Beychevelle wafts sensuously from the glass with fragrant Black Forest cake, potpourri, star anise and black tea scents over a core of black raspberries, warm blackcurrants and kirsch with touches of fallen leaves and lavender. Full-bodied and packed with fragrant red and black fruit layers, it has a firm, velvety texture and fantastic freshness lifting the very long, perfumed finish.
94-96 Wine Advocate
94-97 Wine Spectator
93-94 James Suckling
SKU 1578 Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classe) 2015 $198
The crunchy, ripe and fresh fruit is wonderfully attractive here. Gloriously fresh and appealing, there is some coolness too. The wine is very dark, the nose expresses red fruits, truffles and hints of oak, while the palate is nicely concentrated, with fleshy full-bodied fruit and appealing silky tannins on the finish.
94 The Wine Advocate
16.5+/20 Jancis Robinson MW
95-96 James Suckling
SKU 1386 Château Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2016 $208
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with notes of red and black cherries, warm plums and freshly crushed black currants plus hints of violets, oolong tea, aniseed and tilled soil with a waft of garrigue. Medium-bodied, the palate struts tons of elegantly fragrant red and black fruit flavors with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This famous and historic Saint-Julien 2nd Grand Cru Clasé is popular throughout the world and is usually released at the most reasonable price of all the so-called “super-seconds”.
SKU 1063 Château Beychevelle Saint-Julien (Grand Cru Classé) 2008 $248
2008 was the first time in the estate’s history that the natural alcoholic degree was so high: more than 14.4% for Merlot and 12.5% for the Cabernets.
Intense and bright purple. The nose, thin and intense, pleasant, with notes of ripe fruit, toasty, woody, licorice and undergrowth. The palate is smooth and silky with notes of red and black fruits reminiscent of the nose. It is mdeio, harmonious body, with a finish of mint.