2003 - Ch St Pierre 4ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château St-Pierre
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2009 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

2003 CH ST PIERRE 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château St-Pierre
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2009 - 2020
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £752.14 (Inc. VAT)
Go to Basket

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDHA

    Goedhuis, April 2004

    For some reason St Pierre is not a particularly well known in the UK which is a shame as it often produces wine of very good quality. Their 2003 is quite excellent with masses of wild fruit flavours, a deeply appealing texture and great length of flavour. We really recommend this delicious wine.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, August 2014,
    Score: 92

    A beefy, masculine, vigorous, full-bodied wine, the 2003 Saint-Pierre is just beginning to hit full maturity. A lovely bouquet of cedarwood, forest floor, roasted herbs, black currants, new saddle leather and spice is followed by a long, well-made, beefy, rich, voluptuously textured wine with low acidity and ripe tannin. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 93

    A powerhouse effort from this small classified growth St.-Julien estate, the 2003's thick, unctuous-looking purple color is accompanied by an explosive perfume of cigar tobacco, melted licorice, incense, creme de cassis, and spice box. Opulent, full-bodied, and rich with firm tannin and higher glycerin and alcohol than usual, it should be cellared for 4-5 years and enjoyed over the following two decades. Drink 2010-2030

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 91-93

    This is a powerful, dense, opulent St.-Julien with an inky, thick-looking ruby/purple color, and loads of cassis fruit intermixed with hints of cherries, high quality cigar tobacco, licorice, and incense. It is irrefutably a full-bodied, powerful wine with relatively elevated levels of glycerin concealing some formidable tannins. I am sure the alcohol is higher than normal, probably close to 13%. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022+.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2004,
    Score: 89-91

    Very jammy but some serious backbone of tannins and acidity. Medium finish. Wild fruit with an impressive finish. Like this one. -- J.S.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2004

    Huge colour, tighter and more lively than Gloria, more fragrant and more complexity and elegance, a fine wine with lovely extract, balance and length. Drink 2008-2020.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Château St-Pierre

Being the smallest château in St Julien of only 17 hectares St Pierre can often be overlooked. It is squeezed between the two largest châteaux of Lagrange and Talbot, properties which have vineyard holdings of 113 and 107 hectares respectively-the largest in all of the Médoc. However with just one taste, one can tell that they have some of the best terroir of the appellation. Dating back to the 17th century, St Pierre took its name from the 18th century from its then owner, Baron de St Pierre. After multiple metamorphoses, it ended up in 1982 in the hands of Henri Martin, the previous manager of Château Latour and the owner of Château Gloria. Martin was then 78 years old but full of vivacious energy and began transforming the estate. Today, it is run by his daughter Françoise and her husband Jean-Louis Triaud. They hold a total of 17 hectares comprised of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.