2003 chateau saint-pierre 4eme cru classe, saint-julien
Why We're Buying
Imagine putting all your eggs (or, in this case, wines) in one basket. While that's a terrible investment strategy, it displays unflappable confidence. That's the thinking at Château Saint-Pierre, a fourth-growth Bordeaux wine estate with one truly exceptional grand vin.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.