2019 Château St-Pierre, Cru Classé St-Julien

Often forgotten about among the more celebrated St Julien properties, the 2019 St-Pierre is a charming wine, with plenty of elegance and a focussed and pure finish. The tannins are very supple, and it’s impressively long.

Critic score
94.25/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£44.98

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château St-Pierre, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Saint-Pierre, the sibling of Gloria owned by Domaines Martin rather than the Right Bank estate, is an address that has rapidly become one of the go-to Saint-Juliens in recent years. The bouquet is exquisite: pure blackberry, raspberry and briary scents infused with cedar and hints of mocha, very well defined a little more generous than Gloria. The palate is fresh and detailed with grippy tannins. Very good structure here, a sturdy yet paradoxically elegant wine with a lip-smacking salinity on the long finish. Superb, absolutely superb.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(94—96)/100

Walnuts and dark berries with chocolate undertones. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a tight finish. In reserve. Very structured.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
93—94/100

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