The 2009 Château Saint-Pierre shows an elegant and intense dark purple colour. The complexity of the rich and concentrated black fruit aromas gives way to a dense, silky and balanced structure on the palate. The almost creamy tannins unctuousness is mellow. This Saint-Julien structure is precise, and the tannic base offers a good persistence on the palate with a distinguished finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis, blackberry, and incense. Full-bodied, with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich, exuberant flavors bursting with extract, the St. Pierre has no hard edges, but rather massive, incredibly well-endowed blockbuster style, which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down, but this is a 30- to 40-year wine. Bravo!
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||17|
|Producer/Bottled by||DOMAINES HENRI MARTIN 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92
- Country : France
- Decanter : 17.5
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc