Bordeaux 2016 – St-Julien


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I enjoyed the St-Juliens I tasted in the not-very-romantic Hangar 14 on the quayside in Bordeaux where the official Union de Grands Crus tastings were held this year. (We were told that the football stadium about which I wrote here last year was unavailable.) 

In St-Julien itself my tastings were dominated by two very different Brunos, the flamboyant Bruno Borie of Ch Ducru-Beaucaillou, who declared ‘this is a new era in my life, no more Beyoncé, but biblical and spiritual influences instead’, and Bruno Rolland, the usually poker-faced winemaker for...