Spanning only 910 hectares, Saint Julien is the smallest appellation in the Medoc. The small appellation benefits from high-quality gravel and marl soils.
Saint Julien is prized for producing some of the most age worthy reds of the Medoc. They are also notable for producing reds of balance and finesse, both powerful and subtle at once. The appellation is home to 11 crus classes from the 1855 classification.
Saint Julien in 2015:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: Spring in Bordeaux was unusually mild in 2015. The months of May, June and July were subsequently warm and dry, allowing the vines to develop rapidly. Early August the grapes achieved veraison evenly and consistently. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, allowing the grapes to build aromatic complexity and power before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be a long-lived one.