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2010 Saint Pierre, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • ST92
  • JS92
  • JL92
  • WE91
  • WS91
  • AS
  • JR

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: A killer trilogy (2008, 2009 and 2010) has been produced by Saint-Pierre and the 2010 is unquestionably one of the all-time great wines this estate has yet made. A candidate for one of the top wines of this... 2010: A killer trilogy (2008, 2009 and 2010) has been produced by Saint-Pierre and the 2010 is unquestionably one of the all-time great wines this estate has yet made. A candidate for one of the top wines of this remarkable vintage, it offers a thunderball of fruit, extract, glycerin and intensity. Its black/purple color is accompanied by notes of melted licorice, camphor, blackberries, blueberries, creme de cassis and subtle background oak, amazing concentration, unbelievable opulence and intense, but sweet, well-integrated tannins. Moreover, because of lower pH's and higher total acids across the board in 2010, and despite the high alcohols (this wine's alcohol content must be 14.5+%), the overall impression is one of elegance, freshness and precision. This cuvee reminded me somewhat of a St.-Julien version of another of the superstars of the vintage, the 2010 Pichon Longueville Baron. The 2010 Saint-Pierre should drink well for 30-40 years.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Deep purple-ruby. Reticent but nuanced nose hints at cassis, brown spices and smoky herbs. Lush and seamless in the mouth, with lovely precision if not palate-busting concentration to the red cherry, blackcurrant, cocoa... Deep purple-ruby. Reticent but nuanced nose hints at cassis, brown spices and smoky herbs. Lush and seamless in the mouth, with lovely precision if not palate-busting concentration to the red cherry, blackcurrant, cocoa and underbrush flavors. Really spreads out on the palate and vibrates on the long, aromatic aftertaste. A wine of sneaky concentration and depth, it's a bit more youthfully closed today than usual for Saint-Pierre at this stage, but it still has the typical drink-me-soon appeal of this chateau. I'd forget about it in the cellar for another six or eight years and drink it from 2018 through 2035. Should be an excellent value.
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
A blackberry and black currants with minerals and full body. Loads going. Juicy red.
JL92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Saint-Pierre From a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Merlot, this deep, ruby colored wine shows a cassis, oak, floral, spice and jammy black raspberry nose. On the palate, the tannic, concentrated, sweet... Saint-Pierre From a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Merlot, this deep, ruby colored wine shows a cassis, oak, floral, spice and jammy black raspberry nose. On the palate, the tannic, concentrated, sweet, jammy black cherry and licorice wine shows freshness, but the tannins feel dust in the finish. The wine will be aged in 55% new oak.
WE91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Immensely dark, structured, pure fruit and tannin, a wine that pushes its weight. It never goes too far, with a sense of restraint giving the wine elegance.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Dark and winey, displaying a smoke-filled core of roasted plum, fig and anise, with plush tannins and a long finish, where the anise note hangs on nicely. Textbook St. Julien.
AS
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
A sweet and complex nose of candied cherry, crushed blackberry and blueberry also offers more subtle notes of wild herbs and loamy soil. Big and firm on the palate, the tannins are massive at this point, though not out of... A sweet and complex nose of candied cherry, crushed blackberry and blueberry also offers more subtle notes of wild herbs and loamy soil. Big and firm on the palate, the tannins are massive at this point, though not out of balance with the hearty fruit. Full of structure, there are layers of flavor that seem to go on and on. I had the opportunity to taste this on multiple occasions, and went back to it twice on each occasion. Captivating and complex, this is an intellectual wine that may be the benchmark for Saint Pierre for decades to come. In a vintage where quality was high across the board in St. Julien, this is in the top tie, for sure. Just incredible. Drink 2019-2040.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Only mid intensity of crimson. Savoury tobacco-leaf aromas. Great solid whack of fruit intensity on the front palate makes its presence felt in this, the first St-Julien I taste immediately after a run of... Only mid intensity of crimson. Savoury tobacco-leaf aromas. Great solid whack of fruit intensity on the front palate makes its presence felt in this, the first St-Julien I taste immediately after a run of Haut-Médocs. Very solid indeed. This will need quite a time to resolve itself into a gentle drink as opposed to a half-formed monument. Bone dry.

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