Chateau Saint Pierre 2016, St Julien
4eme Cru Class‚ St. Julien
The final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot has resulted in a wine of great power, stature, gravitas and density. The wine has a black purple color and a brilliant nose of scorched earth, creme de cassis, espresso roast, blackberries, truffles and licorice. Full-bodied, extremely powerful, yet with abundant sweet tannin, this stunning effort should prove sensational if given 7-10 years of cellaring. It should also last for 30-40 years. This is another brilliant wine from Jean-Louis Triaud, who is also responsible for the brilliant resurrection of the cru bourgeois, Gloria. This is one of the smallest estates in St.-Julien, with only about 6,000 cases produced, and even less were produced in 2010 than in 2009.
Score: 97 Robert Parker
Saint Pierre is one of the oldest in the Medoc. It was placed first in the original 1855 classification of 4th growths alongside names like Talbot and Branaire-Ducru. Henry Martin, who achieved the same for Chateau Gloria, brought new life to the estate during the 1980s.
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Beef, Game, Cheese
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Chateau Saint Pierre