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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Rack of lamb

The Story

Château Saint Pierre dates back to the eleventh century. Recent rehabilitation work in the cellar have revealed vestiges of a church dedicated to Saint Pierre that had belonged to Foulques, Lord Of Les Arcs. This property and the land around it were bequeathed to the Saint Victor Abbey in 1055. Handed down from father to son for the past four generations, Jean-Philippe Victor now manage this 55 hectares vineyards that stretch from the Argens River up to the foot of the Maures Mountains.

VINEYARD

Surface: 17 hectares
Average age of the vineyard: 50 years
Grape varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon / 15% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Franc


VINIFICATION
Classical vinification. Vatting for 3 to 5 weeks. Ageing for 12 months in barrels, with 50 to 75% new oak.


WINE TASTING
"The dress is dark and the nose intense with beautiful spices and blackberry notes. On the palate, the attack is generous and mellow, the mid-palate is elegant with thin tannins, long-lasting finish enhanced by spices and coffee notes." - Le Figaro by Bernard Burtschy - 16.5/20

 

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Dark purple red colour with violet hue. Opulent and modern nose with intense aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, ripe blackberries, black cherries and distinct vanilla and gingerpread aroma. On the palate well structured with opulent mouthfeel, excellent length and intense toasting character, spicy finish with succulent fruit, however at the moment a touch too much of oak.
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Origin

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Saint-Pierre 2013  ( Château Saint-Pierre )

"Dark purple red colour with violet hue. Opulent and modern nose with intense aroma reminiscent of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, ripe blackberries, black cherries and distinct vanilla and gingerpread aroma. On the palate well structured with opulent mouthfeel, excellent length and intense toasting character, spicy finish with succulent fruit, however at the moment a touch too much of oak. "

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