Château Julien,

Chateau Julien

Caberent Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,
  • Greg Sherwood: 92


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

This Haut-Médoc property, bought in 1985, is of particular sentimental value to the family as Maryse Meyre is herself originally from Cussac Fort Médoc.

Château Julien neighbours the great terroirs of Saint Julien, the vines nestling on gravelly marls producing fruity, generous wines boasting harmonious tannins, in a style that has long made the reputation of Haut-Médoc.

In The Cellar
VINIFICATION : Manual and mechanical harvesting, hand sorting, total de-stemming, mechanical crushing, fermentation in stainless steel vats. AGEING : Ageing in oak barrels, for 12 months (30 % new), fining with egg white.

In The Vineyard
SITUATION : Cussac-Fort-Médoc in the heart of Haut-Médoc. Surface area 15Ha. SOIL : Gravelly hillocks, average age of vines : 40 years.
A real work of artisanal craftsmanship offering up the most seductive, fleshy, fragrant blueberry and cassis scented aromatics with a subtle kiss of leafy cedar and mocha spice. Medium to deep ruby in colour, this wine is tightly packed with earthy bramble berry fruits, red plum, blueberry crumble and a dusty, dried baking spice complexity. The tannins are soft and approachable yet sufficiently structured and inviting adding extra ballast and intensity to the long, creamy, dense finish. A very impressive wine that always defies its price point. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5 years. 92 points - Greg Sherwood MW