2005 Saint Pierre, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

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Reg: $89.94

$74.94

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Possibly one of two of the most concentrated St.-Juliens (Léoville Las Cases is the other), this 2005 shows wonderfully sweet tannin, a dense ruby/purple color, and lots of crème de cassis, licorice and spice... Possibly one of two of the most concentrated St.-Juliens (Léoville Las Cases is the other), this 2005 shows wonderfully sweet tannin, a dense ruby/purple color, and lots of crème de cassis, licorice and spice. Full-bodied, opulent, and impressive, it is surprisingly soft, though it will certainly age nicely for 15-20+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2008
A very beautiful red with blackberry licorice and currant on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and lots of smoke berry coffee and dark chocolate flavors on the finish. The best wine from this producer in ages... A very beautiful red with blackberry licorice and currant on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and lots of smoke berry coffee and dark chocolate flavors on the finish. The best wine from this producer in ages. Best after 2014. 5000 cases made. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good red-ruby color. Superripe aromas of plum mocha and graphite. Silky-sweet deep and broad with terrific concentration of currant and licorice flavors complicated by leather herbs and pepper. Finishes with thoroughly... Good red-ruby color. Superripe aromas of plum mocha and graphite. Silky-sweet deep and broad with terrific concentration of currant and licorice flavors complicated by leather herbs and pepper. Finishes with thoroughly ripe broad tannins and noteworthy length and power. Costanzo says this wine needs another six months in bottle to gain in nuance.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005

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The grapes for Saint-Pierre’s red wine are picked by hand and vinified in the traditional way in heat-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine then spends 14 to 16 months being aged in casks, half of which are replaced every year. The wine is typically a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

Winery

Saint Pierre, Chateau

The smallest of the Saint-Julien crus, Chateau Saint-Pierre was first established in the 17th century, although a number of legacies subsequently led to the property being split up and dispersed. In 1982, through a combination of good luck and tenacity, current proprietor Henri Martin, who owned neighboring Chateau Gloria, was able to put the estate back together the way it had been in 1855, the year of the famous classification.

Ever since, thanks to the investments made by the owners, Saint-Pierre has been acknowledged as a perfect representative of the Grands Crus Classes of the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation. The estate vineyards, located in the middle of the commune of Beychevelle. These, cover 17 hectares which are planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, on soils of Gunzian gravel over clay and sand, and an average vine age of 50 years.