Deep colour. Blackcurrant blackberry aromas and flavours. Quite tight and elemental with blackcurrant graphite flavours ours, fine persistent grainy tannins. Juicy but slightly sinewy finish. Not as good as Leoville Barton even though across the road.
93 points, Andrew Caillard MW.
Small but mighty, the appellation of St.-Julien, on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, has long enjoyed a reputation for exceptional quality and consistency. Compared to its neighbours in Bordeaux, St.-Julien produces the highest proportion of classified-growth wines, with more than three-quarters of the vineyards devoted to top-ranked producers. They include several “Super Second” chateaux and many other outstanding classified growths and Cru Bourgeois. Saint-Julien wines are beautifully balanced, with a great richness, depth of colour, and elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon prevails, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc used for blending in the classic Bordeaux style.