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Last 20 cases: Saint-Julien 2014 - Terrific 'Super Second' Claret

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Declassified Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 2014

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Declassified Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 2014


Good morning -,

Our Saint-Julien 2014 from the appellation's most famous ‘super second growth’ is my favourite of our declassified wines at the moment - it is rich, lush and drinking beautifully now. It has considerable class as you would expect from a wine of this provenance. The château itself was owned by my French cousins and regrettably sold in the 1930’s for the price that a case of the château label sells for now! What a shame.

Buy Now - Saint-Julien 2014 - £23.95

We are also offering it as part of a mixed case together with our Pauillac and Saint-Émilion 2017 – both from first-growths.

Spoil yourself. 

Buy Now - Saint-Julien 2014 - £23.95

Stay safe and keep well,

Esme Johnstone
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020 7549 7900


We have our last 20 cases in stock, though we hope to get more in September.

Declassified Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 2014

Bottle  £23.95
 Case of 12  £287.40

Declassified Saint-Julien, Bordeaux 2014
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Tasting note:
Rich, powerful and bursting with red and black fruits, this is a remarkably complex claret for the price. The concentration of the palate is underpinned by a streak of minerality alongside notes of cedar and leather. A perfectly balanced masterpiece which will pair superbly with roast beef. Real class here and for another 7-10 years.
 

Jonathan Ray of The Spectator Magazine is also a fan...
 “The 2014 Saint-Julien comes from one of Bordeaux’s so-called ‘Super Seconds’, whose 50 hectares of vineyards lie in the south-east of Saint-Julien where famously beautiful stone can be found underfoot (hint, hint). The wine, too, is deliciously eye-catching: soft, smooth and concentrated with a long, almost savoury, finish...”


 

Also part of our
Declassified Bordeaux Mixed Case

Case of 12  £267.40

Declassified Bordeaux Mixed Case
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Our declassified mixed case contains four bottles each of:

Saint-Julien 2014 - My personal favourite although not from a first-growth but Saint-Juliens premier 'Super Second'. A wine of real class and quite delicious. Everything that a high class claret should be.

Saint-Émilion 2017 - From one of the newly promoted first-growths. A merlot/cabernet blend that is already approachable and will get better. A wine for the Angels.

Pauillac 2017 - Our most recent addition from the same Pauillac first-growth and blended to be drunk when (fairly) young but will improve with some cellar ageing if you can wait that long to drink this superb claret, I don't think I can!

WHAT IS DECLASSIFIED?

What is Declassified?

Declassified wines hail from Bordeaux first-growths or the best ‘super seconds’, and are either their surplus production or where the winemaker decides that the crop of one particular grape variety is too large for their final blend. These wines used to be sold discreetly and almost exclusively to ‘friends & family’ and French restaurants in Paris, Lyon, and Bordeaux – that is until we started buying them on the strict understanding that we would not name the Château where they came from so as not to damage the price perception of their brand. It is a unique opportunity to buy fine wines from the most prestigious appellations at a very modest price.

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Telephone - 020 7549 7900 

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