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Chateau Saint-Pierre 2014

Chateau Saint-Pierre 2014

Fourth Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Saint-Pierre 2014

A great balanced and refined Saint-Julien red wine

The estate

Owned by the Henri Martin estates, Château Saint-Pierre is a Saint-Julien 4th Grand Cru Classe. Influenced by the dynamic Henri Martin, Chateau Saint-Pierre’s vineyard, as it was in 1855, was slowly built up over time. This estate is now one of the most famous references among the fine Saint-Julien wines.

The vineyard

Located in the Saint-Julien appellation on the left bank of Bordeaux, the vineyard of Chateau Saint-Pierre comprises 17 hectares of vines used for the production of wine. Owning an ISO 140001 and a HEV 3 certification, the Henri Martin estates, including Chateau Saint-Pierre, are cultivated in a sustainable manner using organic and biocontrol products.

The vintage

The mild spring weather favoured the vineyard’s early budburst. The relatively warm weather during the month of April enabled the vines to develop rapidly, followed by a more variable month of May during which a rapid and even flowering phase was recorded. The cool temperatures and rainfall in July and August delayed the vines, thus veraison was slow. This lack of sunlight and heat was compensated for by glorious weather in September and October. At sunset, green harvesting and leaf-stripping were carried out to ensure the sufficient ventilation of the vineyard, the optimal ripeness of the grapes and an even harvest. Due to this exceptional weather, the start of the harvest was delayed several times in order to allow the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The harvested grapes reveal a superb balance and a beautiful richness, guaranteeing a great quality as well as a promising ageing potential.

The vinification and aging

Vinification by plot. The wine is aged in barrels, of which 50% are new wood.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (78%)

Merlot (16%)

Cabernet Franc (6%).

Wine critic
Chateau Saint-Pierre 2014
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Saint-Pierre 2014 was one of the surprises of the Saint Julien appellation, a wine that has blossomed throughout its élevage and in bottle to the point where it has overtaken its stablemate, the 2014 Château Gloria. It has a more floral bouquet: vibrant and energetic with fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied, a silver bead of acidity, energetic and intense with tobacco and graphite on the finish. For me, the Saint-Pierre has the upper hand this year and it should give two decade's worth of drinking pleasure.