budget friendly estate bottled france

Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

A serene, straightforward Bordeaux for under $15 that is fantastic on its own or with everyday dishes.

Estate: Château Saint Julian is a 30 hectare estate purchased in 2004 by a former Parisian businessman who always dreamed of producing Bordeaux. He revived the estate and his first vintage, the 2005, has been called “tremendous”. As renowned importer Skurnik Wines states on their website: “The story behind the estate is not necessarily romantic, but it does convey a certain truth of the Bordeaux region.”

Winemaking: Grapes are sourced from vines with an average age of 30 years, grown in clay-limestone soil. Aged for 12 months in oak, 30% new oak.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour with aromas of berries, peppery spice and oak. Flavours mirror the aromas with dark berry preserves over a peppery oak core. Silky tannins compliment the dry finish. Straightforward, this is a solid value Bordeaux to pair with everyday dishes.

60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
Bordeaux Supérieur
Mis en Bouteille au Château
13% Alcohol
$13 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2017

2 comments on “Château Saint Julian Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

  1. How was the 2011 vintages. I haven’t been lucky with other Boudreaux, they all lack on finish. A lot of fruits in the nose but the wine feels like is dropping off a cliff. I hope yours was better than mine


  2. So far I’ve only had value 2011 Bordeaux [$10-15] they had decent finishes. I recall one actually was quite plush with chocolate and spice. I believe I’ve had 3 so far, definitely not enough for me to develop an opinion on! We will just have to try more 🙂


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