2010 Saint Pierre, Chateau Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WA 97
  • JL 94
  • ST 94
  • WE 93
  • WS 91
  • JS 91
  • JR 91

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
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... 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. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JL 94
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 jammy... 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.
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2013
Good bright ruby. Knockout nose combines blackberry, cassis, minerals, espresso and nutty oak. Dense, sweet, plush and deep, with a texture of liquid velvet and subtle floral lift. This impeccably balanced and seamless... Good bright ruby. Knockout nose combines blackberry, cassis, minerals, espresso and nutty oak. Dense, sweet, plush and deep, with a texture of liquid velvet and subtle floral lift. This impeccably balanced and seamless wine actually shut down in the glass and showed a serious underlying structure. A great and eminently ageworthy vintage for this Saint-Julien estate, whose wines have been on fire in recent years.
WE 93
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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
A toasty, modern style, with mocha and blueberry coulis notes leading the way for plush-textured blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Espresso and mocha accents extend the finish. This has stuffing, but the... A toasty, modern style, with mocha and blueberry coulis notes leading the way for plush-textured blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Espresso and mocha accents extend the finish. This has stuffing, but the polish makes the wine approachable now. Best from 2014 through 2025. – JM
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2013
Wonderful aromas of blackberries and chocolate follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a structured finish. Dense and rich. Try in 2016.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2014
17.5/20 Heavily toasted aromas: charcoal, dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Impressive, bold, in-your-face style, but with freshness and vibrancy on the finish. Starts off seeming over-processed but has a lovely natural... 17.5/20 Heavily toasted aromas: charcoal, dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Impressive, bold, in-your-face style, but with freshness and vibrancy on the finish. Starts off seeming over-processed but has a lovely natural effortlessness on the finish. (RH)
JJB 98
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2010

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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.