Saint Julien 2018

Consistent excellence By Panos Kakaviatos for  24 January 2021 Consistently excellent in 2018, recently bottled wines from this appellation fulfill their promise from barrel: elegant, suave, sometimes powerful, with grip, but overall refined and fresh. I give an edge to the 2016 vintage for superior freshness, as Didier Cuvelier of Château Léoville Poyferré agrees. Still, 2018 […]

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Father and son now at Branaire Ducru

By Panos Kakaviatos for 9 November 2015 As I had earlier this year reported for Le Pan, among recent changes in Bordeaux, Francois Xavier Maroteaux recently moved to this fine Saint Julien château with his wife and children to assist father Patrick Maroteaux, who since 1988 has brought great splendor to the wines of […]

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