One of the six famous parishes (next to Listrac-Médoc. Margaux. Moulis. Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe ) within the French area Haut-Médoc, which are appellations of their own and may use the municipality name on the bottle label. The neighboring community of Beychevelle also belongs to the community appellation with around 900 hectares of vineyards. A peculiarity is that there is a 16 hectare enclave in the municipality, whose wines may bear the designation of origin Pauillac. Also noteworthy is the fact that historically the famous Château Latour (Pauillac) would actually belong to Saint-Julien. The floors consist of a thin layer of gravel with sandy loess on an iron sub-floor with marl and gravel.
Here are eleven of the total of 61 châteaux (with 85% of the municipal area) that are part of the famous and still significant today Bordeaux classification 1855 have been added to the list of the most expensive and best quality wines. These are the five Deuxièmes (2nd place) Château Ducru-Beaucaillou. Château Gruaud-Larose. Château Léoville-Barton. Château Léoville-Las-Cases and Château Léoville-Poyferré, the two Troisièmes (3rd place) Château Lagrange and Château Langoa-Barton, as well as the four Quatrièmes (4th place) Château Beychevelle. Château Branaire-Ducru. Château Saint-Pierre and Château Talbot (see a list of all 61 wineries below Médoc ).
The Château Léoville-Las-Cases is one of the “Super Seconds” that experts believe would easily create the Premier Cru Classé in a (theoretically) new classification. There are also cru bourgeois wineries like Château Bel-Air. Château du Glana and Château Gloria, as well as many classified as Cru Artisan. The tannin-rich, long-lived red wines are in the style between those from Margaux (related to Finesse) and Pauillac (related to fullness); they are characterized by a consistently high quality throughout the area.
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Changes from the original by Norbert Tischelmayer 2017