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Château St Pierre




St Julien

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château St Pierre, 4ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2011

12x75cl £390.00

1 case Equiv. £32.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Henri Martin of Chateau Gloria bought this estate in 1982, but promptly sold off several parcels to amongst others, Ducru Beaucaillou. At just 17 hectares, St Pierre is the smallest estate in St Julien and only produces 5000 cases a year; a great shame as the wine has become so good... Henri’s daughter Françoise and her husband Jean-Louis Triaud live at the Chateau and manage the estate. Neighbouring such luminaries as Gruaud Laroze, Beychevelle and Branaire Ducru, and being planted with plenty of old vine Cabernet, it is no surprise that the wines display such intensity and power; the only surprise is why they didn’t produce better wines until so recently? The 2009 and 2010 were two of the best wines from the commune and 2011 proves they were no flukes. Deep, intense bouquet of Asian spice, crème de cassis and cedar. The palate possesses superb extract, masses of concentration and wonderfully defined fruit notes. Not as profound as the exceptional 2009 and 2011, but not far off. It is striking how they have managed to extract such magnificent colours and fruit content, yet the tannins are expertly managed. Another vin de garde from St Pierre.

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