Chateau Saint-Pierre (Futures Pre-sale) 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis, blackberry, and incense. Full-bodied, with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich, exuberant flavors bursting with extract, the St. Pierre has no hard edges, but rather massive, incredibly well-endowed blockbuster style, which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down, but this is a 30- to 40-year wine. Bravo! "
The Wine Advocate
"Sultanas and subtle spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and excellent fruit concentration. Long and succulent. Stylish stuff.
Barrel Sample: 91-94 Points
"(an 81/19 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot; pH 3.72; 72 IPT; 55% new oak) Deep ruby. Pure, complex, perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and spicy oak lifted by lead pencil and cedar. Rich and pliant, with very dense but vibrant flavors of cassis, cherry, minerals and licorice. This boasts wonderful texture and depth of flavor, and finishes with substantial fine-grained, assertive tannins. Perhaps just a touch warm today on the extremely long finish, which lingers with violet and black pepper. A very serious and rather brooding wine of considerable depth and complexity, this promises to be a very long-lived Saint-Pierre.
Barrel Sample: 91-94 Points
International Wine Cellar
"Beautiful aromas of mole, raspberries and flowers, follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Minerals and flowers. Already delicious and attractive. Best after 2019. "
"Very densely structured, showing the ripe fruit of St.-Julien while also powering it with smoky tannins and wood. The acidity is a layer under the sweet fruit and final firm character."
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Learn About Chateau Saint-Pierre
Under the Empire, Chateau Saint-Pierre was one of the most important domaines of Saint-Julien.
Today, with an average vine age of 50 years, the vineyard now covers
17 hectares, planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Enjoying a fantastic terroir of gravelly soil, below which lie sand and clay, the vines, in a double Guyot training system,...
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Learn About St-Julien
The smallest of the top four Haut-Medoc communes, St-Julien is directly south of Pauillac. With no first growths to its name, the commune often goes overlooked. But it has 11 excellent second, third and fourth growths, and the highest proportion of classified growths of the top four. It doesn't have the concentration and powerful punch of a...
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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...
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