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Chateau Julien Royal Red 750ml

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4.9 Stars
Monterey County, USA
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Chateau Julien Royal Red 750ml - Item Code: 02097

Critical Acclaim

Jeb Dunnuck
Reminding me of the 2010 with its incredible stature and class (as opposed to the more opulently styled 2009), the 2016 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a legendary wine from the genius of Bruno Borie, who has managed this estate brilliantly since he arrived in 2003. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot brought up all in new oak, the 2016 has a mammoth bouquet of crème de cassis, espresso, camphor, crushed violets, toasty oak, and graphite. Full-bodied, concentrated, and backward on the palate, it nevertheless has perfectly integrated acidity and building tannins, a concentrated, layered texture, off-the-charts purity of fruit, and a finish that won't quit. Give this powerful, concentrated wine a solid 7-8 years of bottle age and enjoy it over the following 50 years or more.
James Suckling
Super perfumed, attractive violets with a thread of fresh blueberries, cassis, blackberries and dark plums, delivering a very enticing impression. Beautiful ripeness here. The tannins are perfectly ripe and layers meld into each other, carrying deep, graceful and plush, velvety dark fruit long into the vibrant and seductive, chocolate-laced finish. Great potential. Try from 2024.
Hugely different in personality from the 2015, this is powerful and sombre. It's inky in colour and feel, with black olive, liquorice and cigar smoke alongside cinnamon, black pepper and Cabernet character of blackcurrant bud. This is intense and powerful and is going to keep on delivering through the years, thanks to its stunning ageing capacity. This is first-growth quality, and it has claws and is not afraid to use them. 100% new oak. Drinking Window 2026 - 2044
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Ducru-Beaucaillou features a wonderfully savory, earthy/meaty nose, delivering well-defined notes of tapenade, truffles, charcuterie and sautéed herbs over crème de cassis, wild blueberries and kirsch with wafts of pencil lead and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house with the taut, muscular fruit well framed by very firm yet very ripe and finely grained tannins, offering a quiet intensity of red fruit and mineral sparks and finishing with epic length.

Discover Blended Red Wine Wines

In the United States, a red mix is any American wine that isn't produced from a single grape type. It's an odd classification since many, if not all, red wines are and have always been mixes. A grand cru Bordeaux produced entirely of Cabernet, as well as Chiantis made entirely of Sangiovese, are the exception rather than the norm. In addition, California law only requires a wine's label to contain 75% of the grape type.

Winemakers combine grapes because it enables them to create a wine in a sense. A splash of Merlot may help soften Cabernet's tannins, while a dash of Syrah can give watery, inexpensive Pinot some punch. Blending is common in several regions: Rioja, for example, has traditionally blended Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha. Many modern, inexpensive red blends, on the other hand, are simply created for mass appeal—lots of superripe, black fruit and no acidity—using whatever varietals would suffice.

About the Producer: Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Château Léoville Poyferré is a property in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc district. It received the second rise in the 1855 Bordeaux ranking and was traditionally the softest of the three Leovilles. However, in recent decades, the wine dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon has gained weight and density. 80 hectares (198 acres) of vineyards are planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. ... Gravel soils provide good drainage for the vines, which helps reduce the pressure of disease and results in concentrated fruit. In the winery, the grapes are cold macerated to obtain a colored extract and aromatic purity, and fermented in stainless steel vats before aging. Château Léoville Poyferré aged in oak barrels for 18-20 months and the number of new oaks has increased in recent decades. It is now considered one of the best in the appellation, but maintains a reasonable price. The property also produces the Château Moulin Riche, which was once a separate property. It's meant to be more affordable in youth, but it's not considered a second wine after a great wine. This award is Le Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré, created from younger vines. Michel Rolland has been a consultant at Château Léoville Poyferré since 1995.

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  1. B-rad Verified Buyer

    Deliziosa aggiunta ai cocktail.

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    Deliziosa aggiunta ai cocktail.

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  4. CheekyLaLaMama Verified Buyer

    Delicioso e refrescante!

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