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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Chateau Saint-Pierre  2005
Chateau Saint-Pierre 2005
(search item no. 123031)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

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About Chateau Saint-Pierre:

Under the Empire, Ch√Ęteau 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, produce an average of 45 hectoliters per hectare using a planting density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Jean-Louis Triaud has great ambitions and conducts a rigorous selection in order to achieve his goals of great wine. "The annual production of Saint-Pierre is about 90 tons, which, after strict selection, becomes only 50 tons, which in wine terms is the equivalent of 5,000 cases for the Grand Vin. My desire is to make exceptional wines worthy of the best Crus in the area. It is a challenge, but the potential is there and we provide the necessary means."