St-Julien Wine Region Summary

Though lacking a First-Growth estate, Saint-Julien has a loyal following among investors and enthusiasts, with some of the most exciting producers on the Left Bank to be found here.

Benefiting from the same make-up of gravel ridges as do Margaux and Pauillac, producers in Saint-Julien are able to tease out a great array of styles from a single grape; Cabernet Sauvignon, dominant here, its power tempered by Merlot and Cabernet Franc. As with most blends that have this wonderfully robust variety in prime position, the well-balanced wines benefit greatly from ageing. The particular hallmark of the best Saint-Julien wines is cedar aromatics, which are the reward promised to patient enthusiasts.

All three Leoville estates – Las-Cases, Poyferré and Barton – once part of the same property, occupy some of the best terroir, and are known to have First Growth aspirations. In the southeastern corner, chateaux Beychevelle and Ducru-Beaucaillou also wow with classical, pure Bordeaux wines that, like many here, marry the elegance and finesse of Margaux, with the power and intensity of Pauillac.

The fierce competition between producers here, in the absence of a Premier Cru, pushes quality and standards ever higher for Saint-Julien wines. This, and their capacity for ageing, means no one with an interest in investing in wine should risk overlooking this charming appellation.

St-Julien Price Analysis

High
Highest $5,288.00 Leoville Las Cases, 2000
Average
Average vintage price $1,361.47
Low
Lowest $793.71 Saint-Pierre, 2014

St-Julien Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Talbot 2018 Chateau Talbot $1,130.39 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2017 Chateau Talbot $939.85 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2016 Chateau Talbot $1,085.99 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2016 Chateau Talbot $672.00 6x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2015 Chateau Talbot $1,222.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2014 Chateau Talbot $1,045.29 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2014 Chateau Talbot $568.00 6x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2013 Chateau Talbot $1,279.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2012 Chateau Talbot $1,084.14 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2011 Chateau Talbot $1,339.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2010 Chateau Talbot $1,431.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2009 Chateau Talbot $1,315.37 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2008 Chateau Talbot $1,296.88 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2007 Chateau Talbot $1,361.62 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2006 Chateau Talbot $1,729.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2006 Chateau Talbot $891.00 6x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2005 Chateau Talbot $1,645.00 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2004 Chateau Talbot $1,370.87 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2003 Chateau Talbot $1,389.37 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2002 Chateau Talbot $1,407.87 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2001 Chateau Talbot $1,537.36 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 2000 Chateau Talbot $1,861.09 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1999 Chateau Talbot $1,472.62 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1998 Chateau Talbot $1,463.37 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1997 Chateau Talbot $1,048.99 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1996 Chateau Talbot $1,650.20 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1995 Chateau Talbot $1,759.35 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1990 Chateau Talbot $1,981.34 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1989 Chateau Talbot $1,874.04 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1986 Chateau Talbot $2,647.30 12x75cl
Chateau Talbot 1982 Chateau Talbot $3,313.26 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2018 Chateau Saint-Pierre POA 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2017 Chateau Saint-Pierre $963.90 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2016 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,253.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2015 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,191.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2014 Chateau Saint-Pierre $793.71 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2013 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,008.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2012 Chateau Saint-Pierre $871.40 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2011 Chateau Saint-Pierre $906.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2010 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,487.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2010 Chateau Saint-Pierre $779.00 6x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2009 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,832.00 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2008 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,010.14 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2007 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,104.49 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2006 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,032.34 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2005 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,278.38 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2005 Chateau Saint-Pierre $209.00 1x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2004 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,176.63 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2003 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,172.93 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2002 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,093.39 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2001 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,300.58 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 2000 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,430.07 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1999 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,113.74 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1998 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,152.58 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1997 Chateau Saint-Pierre $974.99 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1996 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,241.38 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1995 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,291.33 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1990 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,870.34 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1989 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,936.94 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1986 Chateau Saint-Pierre $1,093.39 12x75cl
Saint-Pierre 1982 Chateau Saint-Pierre $2,070.13 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2018 Chateau Leoville Poyferre POA 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2017 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,459.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,852.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2015 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,533.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2015 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $816.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2014 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,222.88 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2013 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,216.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2012 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,272.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2011 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,259.88 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2011 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $754.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2010 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $2,299.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2010 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,224.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $3,372.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,976.00 1x300cl
Leoville Poyferre 2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,957.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2008 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,563.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2008 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $813.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2007 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,333.87 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,426.37 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,448.00 1x600cl
Leoville Poyferre 2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,916.59 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2004 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,518.86 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $2,055.33 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,370.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2002 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,455.97 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2001 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,592.86 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $3,186.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1999 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,648.35 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1998 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,546.61 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1997 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,315.37 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $2,777.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1995 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,920.29 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1990 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $6,119.54 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1989 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $2,203.32 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1986 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $1,781.55 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1982 Chateau Leoville Poyferre $5,436.93 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2018 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $4,154.96 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2017 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,048.72 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,887.78 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2014 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,163.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2014 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $1,444.00 6x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2013 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,138.58 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2013 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,407.00 6x150cl
Leoville Las Cases 2012 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,859.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2012 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $1,358.00 3x150cl
Leoville Las Cases 2011 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,286.57 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $4,366.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $4,555.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $5,635.00 6x150cl
Leoville Las Cases 2008 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,900.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2007 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,573.30 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,920.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $4,660.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2004 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,610.30 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2004 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,195.00 6x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2003 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,454.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2002 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $2,934.03 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2001 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,822.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2000 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $5,288.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1999 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,022.82 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1998 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,070.92 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1997 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,165.27 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $5,288.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $3,479.75 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1990 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $5,662.62 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1989 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $4,154.96 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1986 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $6,495.07 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases $7,974.98 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2018 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,663.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2017 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,440.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,768.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton $801.00 1x300cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,302.00 3x300cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,093.00 6x150cl
Leoville Barton 2016 Chateau Leoville Barton $994.00 6x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,627.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2015 Chateau Leoville Barton $798.00 6x75cl
Leoville Barton 2014 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,222.88 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,130.39 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2013 Chateau Leoville Barton $813.00 6x75cl
Leoville Barton 2012 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,259.88 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2011 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,222.88 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2010 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,512.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2009 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,241.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2008 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,361.62 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2007 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,315.37 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2006 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,041.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2005 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,065.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2004 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,437.47 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2003 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,055.33 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2002 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,370.87 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2001 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,539.21 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,721.00 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1999 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,500.36 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1998 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,546.61 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1997 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,616.91 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1996 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,811.15 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton $1,824.09 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton $247.00 1x75cl
Leoville Barton 1990 Chateau Leoville Barton $3,257.76 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1989 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,181.12 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1986 Chateau Leoville Barton $2,406.81 12x75cl
Leoville Barton 1982 Chateau Leoville Barton $3,997.72 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2018 Chateau Gruaud-Larose POA 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2017 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,226.58 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2016 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,459.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2016 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $724.00 6x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2015 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,598.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2015 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $785.00 6x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2014 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,147.03 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2013 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,036.04 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2012 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,204.38 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2011 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,365.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2010 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,500.36 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2009 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,739.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2008 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,315.37 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2008 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $826.00 6x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2007 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,222.88 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2006 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,507.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2005 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,778.00 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2005 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $559.00 1x300cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2004 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,278.38 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2003 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,287.63 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2002 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,256.18 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2001 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,611.36 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2000 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $2,166.32 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2000 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,874.00 1x500cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2000 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $2,150.00 1x600cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1999 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,454.12 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1998 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,587.31 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,226.58 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1996 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,877.74 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1995 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $1,929.54 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1990 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $3,492.70 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1989 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $2,364.26 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1986 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $3,535.24 12x75cl
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose $6,754.05 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2018 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,365.05 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2017 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,575.15 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,245.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,702.79 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2015 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $1,518.00 6x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,299.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2014 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $1,308.00 6x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2013 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,022.03 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2012 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,147.83 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2011 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,460.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,822.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2009 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $4,633.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2009 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,565.00 6x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2008 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,709.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2008 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $1,349.00 6x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2007 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,240.32 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2007 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,524.00 6x150cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2006 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,406.81 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2005 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $4,116.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2004 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,375.36 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2003 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,477.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2002 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,231.07 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2001 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,984.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $4,136.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1999 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,072.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1998 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,702.79 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1997 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,070.13 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1996 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $4,387.00 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1995 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,442.75 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1990 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,924.78 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1989 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $2,980.28 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1986 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $3,128.27 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1982 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $6,485.82 12x75cl
Ducru Beaucaillou 1982 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou $4,300.00 6x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,056.39 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017 Chateau Branaire Ducru $867.70 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2016 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,173.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru $989.79 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru $891.75 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2013 Chateau Branaire Ducru $815.90 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2012 Chateau Branaire Ducru $973.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2011 Chateau Branaire Ducru $889.90 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2010 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,403.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2010 Chateau Branaire Ducru $723.00 6x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2009 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,723.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2008 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,093.39 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2007 Chateau Branaire Ducru $936.15 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2006 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,121.14 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,315.37 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2004 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,160.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2003 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,407.87 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2002 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,093.39 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2002 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,314.00 6x150cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2001 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,189.58 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,722.35 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,381.97 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1998 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,261.73 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1997 Chateau Branaire Ducru $982.39 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,611.36 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1995 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,679.80 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1990 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,692.75 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1989 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,759.35 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1986 Chateau Branaire Ducru $1,537.36 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1982 Chateau Branaire Ducru $2,536.30 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2018 Chateau Beychevelle $1,537.36 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2017 Chateau Beychevelle $1,505.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2015 Chateau Beychevelle $1,813.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2015 Chateau Beychevelle $2,528.00 6x150cl
Beychevelle 2015 Chateau Beychevelle $966.00 6x75cl
Beychevelle 2014 Chateau Beychevelle $1,854.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2013 Chateau Beychevelle $1,755.65 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2013 Chateau Beychevelle $1,002.00 6x75cl
Beychevelle 2012 Chateau Beychevelle $1,862.94 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2012 Chateau Beychevelle $2,245.00 6x150cl
Beychevelle 2012 Chateau Beychevelle $1,068.00 6x75cl
Beychevelle 2011 Chateau Beychevelle $1,759.35 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2011 Chateau Beychevelle $2,212.00 6x150cl
Beychevelle 2010 Chateau Beychevelle $2,019.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2009 Chateau Beychevelle $2,230.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2008 Chateau Beychevelle $1,740.85 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2008 Chateau Beychevelle $2,093.00 6x150cl
Beychevelle 2008 Chateau Beychevelle $1,144.00 6x75cl
Beychevelle 2007 Chateau Beychevelle $2,284.72 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2006 Chateau Beychevelle $1,907.34 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2005 Chateau Beychevelle $2,240.32 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2004 Chateau Beychevelle $1,870.34 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2003 Chateau Beychevelle $1,962.84 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2002 Chateau Beychevelle $1,931.39 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2001 Chateau Beychevelle $2,376.00 12x75cl
Beychevelle 2000 Chateau Beychevelle $2,721.29 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1999 Chateau Beychevelle $1,944.34 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1998 Chateau Beychevelle $1,931.39 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1997 Chateau Beychevelle $1,892.54 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1996 Chateau Beychevelle $2,147.83 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1995 Chateau Beychevelle $2,009.08 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1990 Chateau Beychevelle $2,055.33 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1989 Chateau Beychevelle $2,020.18 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1986 Chateau Beychevelle $1,981.34 12x75cl
Beychevelle 1982 Chateau Beychevelle $3,757.23 12x75cl

Highest rated vintages for St-Julien

100

The 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou will eclipse the brilliant wines produced in 2005, 2003 and 2000. It will be interesting to see how the 2009 fares against the 2010 after twenty years of aging, but my money is on the 2009. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol, this inky purple, unctuous wine possesses classic aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, blueberries, violets, licorice and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied and intense with Ducru’s inimitable elegance and purity, it should firm up in the bottle after 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 40-50 years. Magnificent! 

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
100

One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
99

The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted, 9/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
98

Having previously rated it nearly perfect, I was apprehensive of a letdown about tasting the 1996 Leoville Las Cases once it had been bottled, but that concern was quickly dismissed once I put my nose in the glass. A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
98+

Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring. When I did my earlier tastings of the 2000, my projected maturity dates were 2012-2040, but it is looking more like 2020-2050. This full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc still has a youthful ruby/purple color, notes of graphite, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and lead pencil shavings, with good acidity, the tell-tale purity, layered ripeness and intensity, and a profound finish. However, with its high level of tannin and brooding backwardness, this superb effort needs to be forgotten for up to a decade.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #189 June 2010
98

I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success. The quintessential Leoville Poyferre? Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006
98

Another titanic effort from the Delon family, the 2005 Leoville Las Cases is probably the greatest wine made at this estate since Jean-Hubert Delon’s father produced the 1986 and 1996. Only 37% of the production made it into the 2005, a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 13% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by reticent aromatics that, with considerable coaxing, offer up subtle notes of toasty vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shavings, wet rocks, and enormously ripe, intense black cherry and creme de cassis. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel as well as enormous extract, concentration, and purity. This ageless, monumental claret requires a minimum of 15-20 years to approach maturity, and should last for a half century. It is about as classic a Leoville Las Cases as one will find. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
98

Another titanic effort from the Delon family, the 2005 Leoville Las Cases is probably the greatest wine made at this estate since Jean-Hubert Delon’s father produced the 1986 and 1996. Only 37% of the production made it into the 2005, a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 13% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by reticent aromatics that, with considerable coaxing, offer up subtle notes of toasty vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shavings, wet rocks, and enormously ripe, intense black cherry and creme de cassis. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel as well as enormous extract, concentration, and purity. This ageless, monumental claret requires a minimum of 15-20 years to approach maturity, and should last for a half century. It is about as classic a Leoville Las Cases as one will find. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176
98

The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis, blackberry, and incense. Full-bodied, with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich, exuberant flavors bursting with extract, the St. Pierre has no hard edges, but rather massive, incredibly well-endowed blockbuster style, which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down, but this is a 30- to 40-year wine. Bravo!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199
98+

The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012