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Bordeaux – France

Saint-Julien is a small but important red wine appellation of the Haut-Médoc district on the Left Bank of Bordeaux in south-western France. Its reputation is based on its status as a reliable source of consistently elegant, age-worthy wines.

The appellation laws for Saint-Julien – established in 1936 with many other regulations in Bordeaux – state that its wines must be made from grapes grown in the commune of Saint-Julien Beychevelle, or very specific parts of the communes of Cussac and Saint-Laurent. The document lists the plots (parcelles) eligible for the title.

The grapes permitted for use here are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenère, Petit Verdot and Malbec. They must come from vineyards planted to a minimum density of 6500 plants per hectare (2631 per acre), with specified vine-management techniques.

TypeRegionNameVintageRating
Château Beychevelle - 4ème Cru ClasséChâteau Beychevelle - 4ème Cru ClasséRP 94+
Château Lagrange - 3ème Cru ClasséChâteau Lagrange - 3ème Cru ClasséRP 89
Château Lagrange (1.5L) - 3ème Cru ClasséChâteau Lagrange (1.5L) - 3ème Cru ClasséRP 93
Château Talbot - 4ème Cru ClasséChâteau Talbot - 4ème Cru ClasséRP 90+
Château Talbot - 4ème Cru ClasséChâteau Talbot - 4ème Cru ClasséRP 92
Connetable de TalbotConnetable de TalbotRP 88
Duluc de BranaireDuluc de BranaireBranaire RP 92-94
Duluc de Branaire (375ml)Duluc de Branaire (375ml)Branaire RP 90
La Croix de BeaucaillouLa Croix de BeaucaillouRP 91