A Pure and Voluptuous Pomerol Wine with Plenty of Class
Chateau Saint Pierre has a unique characteristic: it is located directly in the village of Pomerol, on the highest terrace of the plateau, sharing its exceptional terroir with the greatest Crus of the appellation, among them Le Pin, Clinet, Trotanoy and Vieux Chateau Certan.
A beautiful reference of the appellation, the new team at Chateau Saint Pierre has for almost 5 years now worked with famous oenologist consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Frederic Massie to significantly boost the quality of this wine.
Through a vineyard that was spared by the harsh spring frost, the Chateau Saint Pierre 2017 highlights the excellent quality of this Pomerol cru. The First Wine of Chateau Saint Pierre, this 100% Merlot reflects the unique identity of Pomerol by brilliantly revealing the diversity of its terroirs.
With its dark, almost black, purple color, the Chateau Saint-Pierre 2017 is already displaying the shades of a great Pomerol. With its purity of fruit, along with its delicate fragrances of violet and lilac, this wine springs from the glass, vibrant and full of energy, revealing fresh aromas of small black fruits, enhanced with elegant spicy notes and licorice. Voluptuous and very fresh, the palate presents a superb touch so typical of Pomerol: a silky texture underlined by the finesse of soft tannins revealing a certain minerality and notes of graphite. With its beautiful length and balance, the Chateau Saint Pierre 2017 is truly a wine of class, one of the greats from the appellation of Pomerol.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Stéphane Derenoncourt has worked for five years with this estate to bring it to its potential. Lying just between Le Pin and Vieux Château Certan, there was no frost here. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Saint-Pierre (Pomerol) leaps from the glass with the most gorgeous violets and lilacs perfume over a core of blackberry preserves and blueberry tart plus hints of Indian spices and licorice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with bags of rich, perfumed fruit, supported by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Only 3,000 bottles were produced this year.