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Clos St. Julien

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2023
95
Flowers, crushed stones, licorice, and bright, fresh, red fruit notes are all over the place, on the palate, and in the perfume. Medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant, and with finishing touches salted-chocolate-topped red fruits, this should age quite well. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc with 50% Merlot. Drink from 2029-2045. 94-96 Pts.

Flowers, crushed stones, licorice, and bright, fresh, red fruit notes are all over the place, on the palate, and in the perfume. Medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant, and with finishing touches salted-chocolate-topped red fruits, this should age quite well. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc with 50% Merlot. Drink from 2029-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2022
95
What stands out here is the minerality, giving all the deep, ripe, sweet fruits, licorice, flowers and spice a distinctive salty edge. The wine has length, depth, and a uniqueness of character that stands out. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc with 50% Merlot, 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2045. 94-96 Pts.

What stands out here is the minerality, giving all the deep, ripe, sweet fruits, licorice, flowers and spice a distinctive salty edge. The wine has length, depth, and a uniqueness of character that stands out. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc with 50% Merlot, 14% ABV. Drink from 2027-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
93
Medium-bodied, spicy, fresh, vibrant and chewy, the pepper-edged fruits along with its strong dose of minerality shine through on the palate and in the finish where you find a nice refreshing touch of mint and minerality in the endnote. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94

Medium-bodied, spicy, fresh, vibrant and chewy, the pepper-edged fruits along with its strong dose of minerality shine through on the palate and in the finish where you find a nice refreshing touch of mint and minerality in the endnote. Drink from 2025-2040. 92-94

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2020
94
Flowers, salt, peppery red fruits and leafy herbs form the core of this wine. There is a strong sense of minerality, chocolate and mint that rides along with the vibrant, chewy, salty, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the long, crushed-rock infused finish. Drink from 2025-2050.

Flowers, salt, peppery red fruits and leafy herbs form the core of this wine. There is a strong sense of minerality, chocolate and mint that rides along with the vibrant, chewy, salty, red fruits on the mid-palate and in the long, crushed-rock infused finish. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Dark in color, this mineral driven, ripe, richly-textured wine is loaded with spicy, fresh, red pit fruits, silky tannins, savory herbs, and oceanic influences. Medium/full-bodied, long, intense and salty, the finish continues building and expanding with a leafy, peppery, black currant note. The wine needs at least 7 years in the cellar before it starts showing its true potential. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, this mineral driven, ripe, richly-textured wine is loaded with spicy, fresh, red pit fruits, silky tannins, savory herbs, and oceanic influences. Medium/full-bodied, long, intense and salty, the finish continues building and expanding with a leafy, peppery, black currant note. The wine needs at least 7 years in the cellar before it starts showing its true potential. 93-95 Pts

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2019
93
Crushed rocks, stones and flowers take over the perfume here. On the palate, there is a wealth of ripe, red fruits, intensely chalky tannins, minerality and oak that demands time in the cellar before being ready to enjoy. Drink from 2025-2045.

Crushed rocks, stones and flowers take over the perfume here. On the palate, there is a wealth of ripe, red fruits, intensely chalky tannins, minerality and oak that demands time in the cellar before being ready to enjoy. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Bright, crisp and stony, with freshness galore, coupled with sweet, red berries, forest leaf, herb and peppery notes. Medium/full-bodied with ample layers of fruit, rocks and stones, this will need time to soften and to fully integrate all its interesting complexities. 91-93 Pts

Bright, crisp and stony, with freshness galore, coupled with sweet, red berries, forest leaf, herb and peppery notes. Medium/full-bodied with ample layers of fruit, rocks and stones, this will need time to soften and to fully integrate all its interesting complexities. 91-93 Pts

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2018
93
Definitely on the oaky side. But once you are past the oak, you find a mineral-driven, red berry filled, medium/full-bodied, elegant, spicy, fresh, floral wine that offers a lot of lift and energy. This is going to require at least 7 years or more in the cellar to soften and for the oak to better integrate. The wine was made from an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Definitely on the oaky side. But once you are past the oak, you find a mineral-driven, red berry filled, medium/full-bodied, elegant, spicy, fresh, floral wine that offers a lot of lift and energy. This is going to require at least 7 years or more in the cellar to soften and for the oak to better integrate. The wine was made from an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

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The wine is floral, full-bodied and shows a strong mineral component to all the ripe, dark fruits, licorice and crushed stone that you'll find from start to finish. The wine was made from an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. 92-94 Pts

The wine is floral, full-bodied and shows a strong mineral component to all the ripe, dark fruits, licorice and crushed stone that you'll find from start to finish. The wine was made from an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. 92-94 Pts

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2017
92
The wine offers a stony, mineral driven, salty, fresh, dark red fruit character that is unique to this vineyard. Fresh, and with the structure to age, this will develop quite well as it evolves. Normally this is a wine that requires well over a decade to come around, but this is a forward vintage for Clos Saint Julien.

The wine offers a stony, mineral driven, salty, fresh, dark red fruit character that is unique to this vineyard. Fresh, and with the structure to age, this will develop quite well as it evolves. Normally this is a wine that requires well over a decade to come around, but this is a forward vintage for Clos Saint Julien.

1,766 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Fresh, fleshy and flowery with a jolt of espresso and juicy plum, the wine is vibrant, long, sweet and juicy and was created from a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.

Fresh, fleshy and flowery with a jolt of espresso and juicy plum, the wine is vibrant, long, sweet and juicy and was created from a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc.

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2015
94
From a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and an equal amount of Merlot, this wine pops with floral, stone, plum and black cherry notes. With layers of fruit and ripe tannins, the wine is full bodied, rich, lush and deep, leaving a solid and memorable impression on your palate. The wine reached 14% ABV.

From a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and an equal amount of Merlot, this wine pops with floral, stone, plum and black cherry notes. With layers of fruit and ripe tannins, the wine is full bodied, rich, lush and deep, leaving a solid and memorable impression on your palate. The wine reached 14% ABV.

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2014
90
With a nose of espresso bean, vanilla, floral and plum notes, this wine showcases a unique, dark, red berry profile and a mineral-driven character. Created from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% ABV. 89-91 Pts

With a nose of espresso bean, vanilla, floral and plum notes, this wine showcases a unique, dark, red berry profile and a mineral-driven character. Created from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% ABV. 89-91 Pts

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2013
88
A tight, mineral-driven nose opens into a medium-bodied wine that ends with stone, raspberry, fennel and cherry. From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. Interestingly, the wine is usually dominated by Cabernet Franc, but not in this vintage. The production is down by 70%. 87-89 Pts

A tight, mineral-driven nose opens into a medium-bodied wine that ends with stone, raspberry, fennel and cherry. From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV. Interestingly, the wine is usually dominated by Cabernet Franc, but not in this vintage. The production is down by 70%. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
Stone and truffle with fresh berries and an austere, mineral driven finish. 87-90 Pts

Stone and truffle with fresh berries and an austere, mineral driven finish. 87-90 Pts

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2011
90
This property maintains one of the highest concentrations of Cabernet Franc in St. Emilion. With 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, the wine is filled with stone, flowers, pepper, raspberry and green leaves. The wine ends with stone and red berries. 89-91 Pts

This property maintains one of the highest concentrations of Cabernet Franc in St. Emilion. With 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot, the wine is filled with stone, flowers, pepper, raspberry and green leaves. The wine ends with stone and red berries. 89-91 Pts

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2010
90
Clos St. Julien is inky, mineral driven, licorice, pepper, spicy berry and herbal aromas. 89-91 Pts

Clos St. Julien is inky, mineral driven, licorice, pepper, spicy berry and herbal aromas. 89-91 Pts

3,567 Views   Tasted
2009
91
Mineral driven, floral nose, with ripe dark plum and blackberries and earth on the nose. Young, no, very young, with good concentration and a stony, fresh finish.

Mineral driven, floral nose, with ripe dark plum and blackberries and earth on the nose. Young, no, very young, with good concentration and a stony, fresh finish.

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2008
90
08 Château Clos St. Julien starts with black and blue fruits, spice, and floral components. The wine displays ample freshness and minerality. Full bodied and concentrated, this wine has a bright, black fruit filled finish. 89-92 Pts

08 Château Clos St. Julien starts with black and blue fruits, spice, and floral components. The wine displays ample freshness and minerality. Full bodied and concentrated, this wine has a bright, black fruit filled finish. 89-92 Pts

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2005
88
Still young, tannic and with a hard to crack, stony, austere, mineralistic side. Clearly the juicy, plums are ripe and I like the complex, floral aspect, but the wine is at least for me, hard to get a handle on.

Still young, tannic and with a hard to crack, stony, austere, mineralistic side. Clearly the juicy, plums are ripe and I like the complex, floral aspect, but the wine is at least for me, hard to get a handle on.

3,243 Views   Tasted