saint julien

This appellation lies on the southern border of Pauillac.  The commune is compact and dominated by its eleven classed growths, all of which produce high quality wine and many of which produce excellent wine.  There are five second growths, two thirds and four fourths.  The Saint-Julien soil is mainly gravel, particularly near the river.  The wines are more like Pauillac and contain high levels of Cabernet Sauvignon, however, the wines mature faster than they do from Pauillac.  The top estates here can produce superb wines.