2009 Saint Pierre, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

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  • WA 98
  • IWC 93
  • JS 93
  • WS 92
  • WE 92
  • JR 91

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre this estate the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal creme de cassis... The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre this estate the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal creme de cassis blackberry and incense. Full-bodied with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich exuberant flavors bursting with extract the St. Pierre has no hard edges but rather massive incredibly well-endowed blockbuster style which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down but this is a 30- to 40-year wine. Bravo!
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright medium ruby. Lovely violet lift to the aromas of cassis blackberry cedar minerals and licorice. Supple and sweet on entry then tight and vibrant in the middle with strong acidity currently keeping the wine's... Bright medium ruby. Lovely violet lift to the aromas of cassis blackberry cedar minerals and licorice. Supple and sweet on entry then tight and vibrant in the middle with strong acidity currently keeping the wine's redcurrant and mineral flavors under wraps. Most impressive today on the gripping mineral-driven finish which features substantial fine-grained tannins and terrific rising length. Hold this for 6 years then enjoy it over the following 15.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Beautiful aromas of mole, raspberries and flowers, follow through to a full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Minerals and flowers. Already delicious and attractive. Best after 2019.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2012
Dark and winey with lots of graphite and espresso-tinged grip driving the dark plum braised fig and steeped black currant fruit flavors. Features lots of tar and briar on the finish. Muscular but mouthwatering. Should... Dark and winey with lots of graphite and espresso-tinged grip driving the dark plum braised fig and steeped black currant fruit flavors. Features lots of tar and briar on the finish. Muscular but mouthwatering. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2025.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Very densely structured, showing the ripe fruit of St-Julien while also powering it with smoky tannins and wood. The acidity is a layer under the sweet fruit and final firm character.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Healthy bright crimson. Scented and meaty. Fills all the holes in the palate. Very complete. Slight shades of right bank but lovely and complete. Long and rather sumptuous. Flattering and open. Fresh on the finish. 17.5/20
JJB 96
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
83% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot. A prime example of why the wines of St. Julien may be the finest of all appellations in 2009. Silky and luscious this is a wine that is virtually ready to drink right now. Blackberry... 83% cabernet sauvignon 17% merlot. A prime example of why the wines of St. Julien may be the finest of all appellations in 2009. Silky and luscious this is a wine that is virtually ready to drink right now. Blackberry black cherry and raspberry fruit mix with notes of black and white pepper eucalyptus and licorice. Deep and complex the fruit is prominent but balanced with ample acidity all tied up with fine silky tannins. This should be magnificent after two decades but considering how wonderful it is drinking upon release its doubtful many people will hold it that long.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2009

Label

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.