2005 - Ch St Pierre 4ème Cru St Julien
06A5STPI _ 2005 - Ch St Pierre 4ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château St-Pierre
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CH ST PIERRE 4ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château St-Pierre
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2015 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £866.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, June 2015,
    Score: 94

    Possibly one of two of the most concentrated St.-Juliens (Léoville Las Cases is the other), this 2005 shows wonderfully sweet tannin, a dense ruby/purple color, and lots of crème de cassis, licorice and spice. Full-bodied, opulent, and impressive, it is surprisingly soft, though it will certainly age nicely for 15-20+ years. 94/100 Drink 2015-2035

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 93

    Smart consumers should be checking out this estate whose wines have been superb over recent vintages. Under the same ownership as Gloria, it is a classic St.-Julien with sensational concentration and intensity, but more powerful, thick, and muscular than wines such as Ducru Beaucaillou or Beychevelle. The 2005 possesses the vintage's structured, tannic mouthfeel as wellas enormous concentration and massive extract. It exhibits plenty of earthy creme de cassis intermixed with notes of forest floor, licorice, and roasted meats. Backward with huge tannin, full body, and the potential for 3-4 decades of aging, this superb St.-Julien will get even better over the next 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 92-94

    Because of this estate’s small size, only tiny amounts are available in the marketplace, which is a shame as the wine has been superb in recent years. Under the same ownership as Chateau Gloria, the 2005 Saint-Pierre boasts dense creme de cassis aromas and flavors. This tannic, backward, almost primordial wine possesses fabulous fruit, high tannin, full body, and plenty of muscle as well as structure. Like many of the 2005 northern Medocs, it should only be purchased by patient connoisseurs. Give this impressive, classic St.-Julien 8-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Drink: 2007 - 2037.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    A dense ruby/purple color along with superb black cherry, currant, forest floor, herb, and new saddle leather aromas, huge ripeness, massive structure, and tremendous concentration emerge from this broodingly backward, formidably muscular St.-Julien. It will require 6-8 years of cellaring, but should keep for 25-30. A top-notch effort, the 2005 may be the finest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre. Drink: 2012 - 2036.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 89-91

    Aromas of blackberries, tar and licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, ripe aftertaste. Balanced and attractive.

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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.