2016 Chateau Saint Pierre Saint Julien PRE-ARRIVAL

$69.95
WA94-96JS94-95

Galloni calls this superb fourth-growth Vivid and nuanced, with terrific energy as well as class, the 2016 Saint-Pierre is a winner. Today, it is bold, racy and ripe."

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean-Louis Triaud
Vintage:
2016
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1WSPI16IR3
WA94-96

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chateau Saint-Pierre is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 29 September and 3 October for the Merlot and 5-17 October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is matured is 50% new oak. The Cabernet comes through strongly on the nose as you would expect: quite intense black fruit, graphite and just a touch of dried herbs. There is lovely definition and focus on display. The palate is well balanced with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity, classic in style in keeping with the style of the vintage with very fine mineralité and tension towards the sprightly finish. It is one of the most Pauillac-like Château Saint-Pierres that I have tasted, a very well crafted, almost understated but sophisticated wine that will age for 20 to 30 years. This is a fantastic Saint Julien that may well rest at the top of my banded score.