For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 – a guide to our coverage.
St-Julien produced some smart stuff in 2013, and deserves recognition as an outlier appellation in the vintage. There are likely to be some pretty good value buys, too, so there is (whisper it) some justification for buying en primeur here.
The tasting notes are listed in alphabetical order.
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. 60% new oak. Baked black fruit on the nose. Rather perfumed on the nose – more Margaux than Margaux, in this year! The fruit has something quite compelling about it on the mid palate – really fine tannins and lovely length. Delicious savoury quality on the finish – loads of personality here. (RH)13.2%