Wine Media Guild: Three St. Julians

Philippe Blanc & Lilian Barton Sartorius flank Wine Media Guild Guest


Thanks in part to the exhaustive efforts of WMG member Mark Golodetz and the generosity of two top St. Julian chateaux, members were treated to several vintages of Chateau Beychevelle and Chateau Leoville Barton.

The vintages started as early as 1986 and up to 2010.

We were lucky to have Philippe Blanc of Chateau Beycheville and Lilian Barton Sartorius of Chateau Leoville Barton as our speakers and suppliers of the wines.

Of course, I liked all the vintages and the styles of both Chateaux. We were also treated to a 1959 Ch Beycheville (thank you Mark Golodetz!!) and a 1986 Ch Leoville Barton. Of the newer vintages, I liked the 2003 and 2005 though the 2010 shows lots of promise.

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  • Philippe BLANC

    Dear Marisa,

    thank you very much for your comments and follow-up of this nice tasting.
    Just an important word to precise that Chateau Beychevelle 1959 was generously offered by Mark Golodetz and not by Chateau Beychevelle. We thank him dearly for this treat.
    I look forward to meeting you again in a near future, probably for Primeurs tasting.
    Yours sincerely

  • Marisa D'Vari

    Thank you Mr. Blanc! I corrected that Mark Golodetz brought the wine. It was FANTASTIC! A great testament to how long lived this wine can be! See you soon!

  • Mark Golodetz

    Sadly my last bottle from this case. It came with no label and a top shoulder fill, and seemed very Burgundian in character, something I have seen with other vintages of Beychevelle, notably the 1970. One I have not drunk, but anecdotally is legendary for having that Burgundian flavor is the 1928.

  • Marisa D'Vari

    Thanks Mark! It was so kind of you to bring it!

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