CHÂTEAU SAINT PIERRE
2008 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien
|Classification||4ème Cru Classé|
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot. A very different grape mix to its stablemate Gloria, and immediately a much more imposing and authoritative style. Ruby to black at the centre, rich velvety feel, real depth to the blueberry fruit, structured a firm. Very classical and balanced with the signature fine tannins of the vintage. Rating: 91-91 L&S (May 2017)
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As I predicted from barrel, this stunning effort is a wine to buy by the case. Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, barbecue smoke, blackberries and black currants. The full-bodied, textured 2008 Saint-Pierre reveals a skyscraper-like mouthfeel along with tremendous viscosity and unctuosity. One of the richest and potentially longest-lived 2008s, it is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 20+ years. Drinking range: 2011 - 2031 Rating: 93-93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Aug 2014)
Mid healthy crimson. Looks very exciting! Sweet and light on the nose. Unctuous, great texture and very seductive but perhaps not the most typical St-Julien. Just a little awkward with the sweetness and acidity not married - yet. A certain inkiness. 2015-22 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
Sweet blackberry and currant on the nose. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins. Plenty of good fruit, with roses and berries. Clean and crisp. Rating: 88-91 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator
Deep purple-red, very good ripe blackcurrants nose, fragrant, floral with wild roses, good depth of fruit, a richly focussed wine with dense, pure fruit. Drink 2016-25. Rating: 17.5**** www.decanter.com
A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot, tasted twice with one bottle showing a little greenness – the other much less so. Similarly the sample at the UGC was disjointed compared to the one poured at a negoçiant, which had grippy tannins, clean crisp blackberry on the palate with an earthy, slightly aggressive finish that should mellow by bottling. Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com
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