See Jane Anson's en primeur scores for St-Julien 2016...

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Possibly my favourite appellation in 2016 because the wines are the epitome of what you want from St-Julien: nuanced, complex, elegant, sculptured but powerful.

As with St-Estéphe, this is a vintage where you can find success at different levels – but there aren’t many small names here, so buy second wines if you can’t stretch to the grands vins.

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The wines

*Dry white wines of St-Julien estates included in this list, but dry whites cannot officially be classed as part of the appellation. 

**Click on the wines to see the full tasting note.

Château Léoville Las Cases, St-Julien, La Petite Marquise,

Château Léoville Las Cases, St-Julien, La Petite Marquise,

The new second wine of Clos de Marquis. The blend here comes in at 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38.5% Merlot and 0.5% Cabernet Franc. There is an attractive touch of white pepper spice on the attack with juicy, tight and controlled fruit. This is a good showing from the young vines…

Points 89

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