CHÂTEAU SAINT-PIERRE 2005
SAINT-JULIEN - GRAND CRU CLASSE
Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 30%.
Dress : A very dense, almost black colour.
Tasting notes :
pure, jammy nose. On the palate, there are hints of liquorice, cashew nuts and vanilla. A rich, remarkably smooth structure. The finish is exceptionally long, with plenty of finesse and elegance. Saint-Pierre 2005 will certainly be a great wine to lay down.
History : The existence of a wine estate on the site of the Château Saint-Pierre is attested in 1693 but it was in the 18th century that it became the property of the Baron of Saint-Pierre who gave it his name.
Estate created in the 17th century, this 4th Grand Cru Classé was the result of several successions, fragmented and dispersed. By luck and tenacity, in 1982 Henri Martin, was able to reconstitute the property as known in 1855, year of the famous classification. Since then, and thanks to the owners' investment, Saint-Pierre has been recognized by everyone as a perfect representative of the Grands Crus Classés of the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation.
The castle is represented by an elegant building, in the pure Medocan tradition which sits in the middle of the vines, at the entrance of St Julian of Beychevelle. Vineyard of 17 hectares, with an average age of 50 years, located in the center of the town of Beychevelle.
The vineyard, cut in double guyot, has an average yield of 45 hectoliters per hectare for a planting density of 10,000 feet per hectare.
Robert Parker : 94/100 Pts
Wine Spectator : 93/100 Pts