Chateau Saint-Pierre 2006
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.
Pronounced purple color with an intense nose of black fruit and cassis. The mouth has a perfectly structured balance of tannins and alcohol. The long finish is complex with an explosion of coffee and vanilla. A classic Saint-Julien year that assures a place at the table.
"A candidate for one of the finest St.-Juliens of the vintage, St.-Pierre's 2006 is one of the smaller productions in this consistent appellation, making it difficult to find in the marketplace. Its deep opaque purple color is accompanied by notes of roasted herbs, charcoal, graphite, and extravagant creme de cassis and licorice. Full-bodied, powerful, deep, and rich with outstanding balance, purity, texture, and length, this stunning 2006 will be very long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030."
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Sexy aromas and flavors of black- and redcurrant, menthol, licorice and nutty oak, lifted by a violet topnote. Supple, classically dry and quite concentrated, with juicy acidity giving cut to the flavors and extending the finish. A sound tannic spine should ensure at least two decades of development in bottle for this very suave Saint-Julien. This has turned out very well."
International Wine Cellar
"This offers blackberry jam, with licorice and floral undertones. Full-bodied and chewy, with slightly austere tannins, but also fleshy and well-structured. A textbook claret. Should age nicely. Best after 2014."
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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