2012 Tour Saint Christophe Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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Reg: $38.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Incredible chalk and salt character with minerala and cocoa as well as berries. Full-bodied, tightly wound and long. So much going on. From Hong Kong’s Kwok family who also own Haut-Brisson in St. Emilion. This is the... Incredible chalk and salt character with minerala and cocoa as well as berries. Full-bodied, tightly wound and long. So much going on. From Hong Kong’s Kwok family who also own Haut-Brisson in St. Emilion. This is the first year they made. Located next door to Barde-Haut. Better in 2017. Exciting new wine.
VN 91
Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Tour Saint-Christophe is the first wine made here under the stewardship of proprietor Peter Kwok, who purchased the estate in 2012. Dark red cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and leather shape this sensual... The 2012 Tour Saint-Christophe is the first wine made here under the stewardship of proprietor Peter Kwok, who purchased the estate in 2012. Dark red cherry, smoke, licorice, tobacco and leather shape this sensual, inviting Saint-Emilion. Kwok has spared no expense in renovating his newly acquired vineyard and has put together an impressive team headed by Michel Rolland. This is going to be a fascinating property to follow in the coming years. Drink this powerful, inviting Saint-Emilion over the next decade or so.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
An attractive wine from another member of the Chinese Kwok family, the 2012 Tour Saint Christophe has a dense ruby/purple color, appealing cassis and blackcurrant fruit, medium body, foresty floral notes, wood and spice... An attractive wine from another member of the Chinese Kwok family, the 2012 Tour Saint Christophe has a dense ruby/purple color, appealing cassis and blackcurrant fruit, medium body, foresty floral notes, wood and spice. The color is deep and the wine rich, multi-dimensional and complex. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. This is an estate to watch carefully as quality soars. - Robert Parker
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2015
Espresso, licorice and dark fruits in a forward, easy to like, polished, plush style with sweet fruits and supple tannins. Read more... Espresso, licorice and dark fruits in a forward, easy to like, polished, plush style with sweet fruits and supple tannins. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Ch%C3%A2teau%20Tour%20Saint-Christophe
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2012

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Chateau Tour Saint Christophe is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown on clay and limestone soil. The sorted grapes are put directly into concrete tanks or Bordeaux barrels (about 25% of the harvest). This follows the method of Vinification Intégrale, particularly well-suited for the Chateau Tour Saint Christophe terroir.

The wine is aged in the same barrels for 15-18 months at constant temperature in the underground cellar. Depending on the vintage, the proportion of new oak varies from 30% to 40% with the balance using 1- and 2-year old barrels.

Winery

Tour Saint Christophe

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation at the border between the villages of Saint-Emilion and Saint Christophe des Bardes. The property overlooks beautiful centuries-old dry stone terraces on a clay-limestone subsoil. The shape of the property is a unique feature among the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, partly planted on narrow terraces where the vineyard is tended in tight five-row groups. This micro-landscape extends onto the slope overlooking the St Laurent valley.

In order to preserve the estate’s rich heritage, owner Peter Kwok undertook a recent restoration of the Chateau and revived the vineyard terraces with the reconstruction of dry stone walls as it had been built in the 18th century. About 1.5 km of dry-stone terraces have been repaired by hand, a two-year process, preserving their unique appearance.

The vineyard has an ideal south-southwest exposure and perfect natural drainage conditions. It is this secret alchemy which contributes to the quality of their terroir. The vines, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, have an average age of thirty years.

When Peter Kwok purchased Chateau Tourans in 2015, its vines were added to Chateau Tour Saint Christophe, bringing the estate’s vineyard surface up to 20 hectares.