St Julien

Please note that this campaign has now closed. We will leave our prices up for reference only. If you are looking for wines from this or any other Bordeaux vintage, please don't hesitate to call us on 01353 721 999.

We will be updating this page with full tasting notes on the 2016 vintage, written by our Master of Wine, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW over the coming weeks. Prices will be included as wines are released so please keep re-visiting the site for the latest news. To request a wine, simply click on the wine name to send us an e-mail, or for an immediate response, please contact your salesman directly (details below) or call the office on 01353 721 999.

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Pricing: Prices are £ per case of 12 bottles, in bond London, unless otherwise specified. Please note that this includes shipping to the UK and landing in our warehouse but does not include Duty, VAT and onward delivery once the wine is shipped.

Wines offered may be subject to allocation and an offer does not constitute a guarantee of supply. Please let us know which wines you would like to purchase as soon as you can and we will come back to you if we are unable to fulfil your order.

                                                            

St Julien  
Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £685; price in 2015: £535
Deep purple black, opaque, with a nose of ripe Morello cherry fruit, some blackcurrant, savoury and grilled, really alluring, leading to a palate of sweet black fruit again, with substantial oak spice behind and very big tannins, ripe with almost intrusive big fruit, some exotic spice and fresh black fruits. Sweet, spiced and grilled on the finish, really long. Good wine, will need time. Drink 2024-2040
 

£660

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Château Branaire-Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £570; price in 2015: £405
Dense purple black, not quite opaque, with a nose of very primary blackcurrant fruit, leafy and fresh, intense with some grilled notes behind, somewhat shy on the palate to start with but with big blackcurrant fruit behind, supported by substantial ripe tannins, some tar and cedar but very much with the fresh fruit dominant and going to a long, ripe smooth finish. Drink 2025-2038
 

£465

Clos du Marquis, St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £430; price in 2015: £388
73% Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc
Deep dense purple black, semi-opaque, with a nose of ripe black fruits, toasty, grilled, velvety, very alluring, with some fumey notes too. On the palate, huge mouth-coating black fruit on entry, toasty again, very fine and racy with some floral notes, supple tannins, lighter in mid-palate than in 2015 but seriously fine with light spice, leading to a finish of big red and black fruits but always remaining elegant. Drink 2025-2040
 

£470

Connetable de Talbot, St Julien 2016
Deep red black, not opaque, with a nose of sweet red berry fruit, soft, supple and alluring with hints of blackcurrant, leading  to a palate of tight, closed black fruit, with lovely richness behind, really good balance between the tannins and the fruit, very appealing and really well made. Drink 2021-2033
 
£210
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou, St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £395; price in 2015: £320
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
The wine spends 12 months in oak of which two thirds is new.
Deep dense purple black, with a nose of gorgeously twisted red and black fruits – Morello cherry, sloe, some mulberry, even loganberry, some creamy notes too, really alluring leading to a deliciously savoury palate, sweet, plump, ripe with massive tannins, all very ripe and truly stunning, very extracted but with more than enough fruit to counteract. Sappy, juicy, long, fab – put me down for a case! Drink 2024-2040
 

£410

Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2015: £1,270
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot with 18 months in 100% new oak barrels
Deep black red, right to the rim, opaque with a nose of sweet, dense black fruits, plums and sloes, intense, a touch inky, yet still paradoxically very closed. The palate is fabulous with sweet black fruit, rich, intense, ripe, long, dense, silky to a long, powerful finish. Just wow! Drink 2026-2050
 

£1,650

Château Gruaud Larose, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £545; price in 2015: £485
Deep purple black, not quite opaque, with a nose of tight, leafy black fruit, very closed, leading to a palate of smooth black fruit, initially quite soft but then broadening out, quite slick in the mouth with big ripe tannins and bright acidity, a real improvement on recent vintages with delicious spice, tar and black fruits on the long, sweet finish. Really good effort. Drink 2025 - 2040+
 

£620

Château Lagrange, 3ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Deep, opaque purple black with a nose of crushed black skinned fruit, sweet and dusty, blackcurrant, very primary, spiced and savoury leading to a palate of substantial cool black fruits, very pretty, with alcohol and acidity both visible at this stage, spiced yet not opulent with very elegant cool fruit, rich and spiced right to the end, long and rich. Good wine. Drink 2026 - 2038
 
£420
Château Lalande Borie, St Julien 2016
Price in 2015: £185
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon with 12 months in barrel, of which one third are new. Dense purple black, not opaque with sweet crème pâtissière on the nose, some red berries, inky black, some tarry, grilled and spiced notes too but not hugely overt, leading to a palate of big smooth black fruits, very alluring, rich, intense, deliciously ripe and pure, plump too, going to a finish of smooth black fruits, some spice, grilled and rich. Yum yum! Drink 2022-2038
 

£232

Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £530; price in 2015: £340
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc was very successful at Langoa Barton in 2016, with three plots performing particularly well, hence a higher Franc to Cabernet ratio than usual. Deep red black, semi-opaque, with a nose of big tarry black fruit, some prune notes yet very fresh, not overripe, with hints of mulberry too, leading to a palate of big, inky black fruits, ripe but again not overripe, with substantial ripe tannins behind, vibrant with fine acidity, almost citrusy, rich yet not sweet, intense, savoury and really long on the finish. Lovely wine - really fresh. Drink 2022-2040

£420
Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £850; price in 2015: £580
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot
Deep dense black red, opaque, with a nose more redolent of Langoa Barton than Léoville: big, full bodied with black fruits and cocoa, spiced. On the palate, big black fruit, savoury, tasty and broad with substantial ripe tannins behind, inky dark-skinned fruit, perfumed and spiced, more opulent than Langoa, with lovely density. Delicious, rich, very long and really alluring, this needs a minimum of ten years in bottle. Drink 2026-2050
 

£750

Château Léoville Las Cases, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £2,225; price in 2015: £1,460
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc
Dense, deep opaque purple black, with a nose of sweet, cedary, sappy black fruits, spiced, not explosive, leading to a palate of big, lightly creamed black fruits, not sweet at all, with substantial ripe tannins behind, intense, vibrant, layered, fresh and pure, with some mineral notes behind, really juicy and spiced with nutmeg, to a fabulously long, pure finish. Drink 2027-2050
 

£1,075

6 per case

Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2010: £1,025; price in 2015: £570
Totally opaque, black right to the rim with a nose of tarry black skinned fruit, sloe and mulberry, with distant grilled notes too and some creamed, perfumed fruit. On the palate, dense black red fruit, sweet, almost too much, but then it comes back, just in time with big but super-ripe tannins, sweet and creamed to the finish, a big wine but paradoxically quite restrained and tight at present. Drink 2027-2050
 

£780

Le Petit Lion du Marquis de Las Cases, St Julien 2016
Price in 2015: £310
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc
Very dense, semi-opaque, with a nose of tight black fruits, some tar and cedar but giving  little away at present, leading to a palate with a hint of orange zest then racy fresh fruit, primary, some spice, sweet and intense, veering to elegance rather than sheer power, not massive but with substantial ripe tannins behind and going to a really long, evolving finish. Drink 2024-2038
 

£440

La Petite Marquise du Clos du Marquis, St Julien 2016
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38.5% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc
Deep dense purple black with a nose of toasty, grilled new wood, cinnamon and spice, almost brioche, with red fruits behind and some tarry, fumey notes too. On the palate vibrant fresh red fruits, rich but balanced with acidity, the supple tannins scarcely showing. Spice and cedar on the finish, elegant and fresh. Drink 2022-2034
 
£230
Château St Pierre, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Dense purple black, opaque to the rim, with a nose of tight black fruits, mulberry, austere, dark black skinned fruit, leading to a substantial palate of black fruits, again quite austere but with plenty of fruit to back it up with substantial ripe tannins, supple right to the end with some tight tannins and a long finish; good wine. Drink 2022-2040
 
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Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St Julien 2016
“The 2016 Sargent de Gruaud-Larose is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The alcohol is 12.66% and it is matured in 15% new oak. There is plenty of fruit on the nose: black cherries, red plum and a touch of violet, the modest level of new oak allowing the fruit to shine. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, very pure fruit and a caressing texture. This Deuxième Vin can sometimes be a little disappointing, but not this year. It's just a delicious wine that will give a decade's worth of drinking pleasure. Drink 2020- 2030” Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
£200
Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2016
Price in 2015: £415
Deep purple black, almost opaque, with a nose of black fruits, very tight, some creamed notes but giving little away at this stage. The palate is very similar to the nose, with smooth black fruits, medium-bodied, but relatively big tannins behind, improving and evolving to the finish, this is a wine that has more to give and will reward the patient. Drink 2022-2042
 

£492

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** Wines offered may be subject to allocation and an offer does not constitute a guarantee of supply. Please let us know which wines you would like to purchase as soon as you can and we will come back to you if we are unable to fulfil your order. Please call us on 01353 721 999 for availability of wines on allocation. The 2016 wines will be shipped in the Spring of 2019.

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Larger formats or half bottles may be available for a supplement.
If you would like your wine bottled in a format other than 75cl please request this at the time of order and we will enquire if this is possible with the château. Our supplement for magnums in the 2016 vintage is £10 per case and for half bottles is £15 per case.

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