chateau saint-pierre 4eme cru classe, saint-julien 2010
WINE SPECTATOR
91
JEB DUNNUCK
97

2010 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.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
91

Wine Spectator

A toasty, modern style, with mocha and blueberry coulis notes leading the way for plush-textured blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Espresso and mocha accents extend the finish. This has stuffing, but the polish makes the wine approachable now.

JEB DUNNUCK
97

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2010 from Chateau Saint-Pierre is a straight up tour de force that’s an incredible value in today’s market. Inky colored, deep, rich and sensationally concentrated, yet also fresh and lively, it gives up tons of minerality in its graphite, chocolate covered black cherries, currants, scorched earth, and licorice aromas and flavors. It’s still a baby, yet the tannins are sweet, it has fabulous purity of fruit, and huge finish. Give bottles another 2-4 years and enjoy over the following 3-4 decades.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The final blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot has resulted in a wine of great power, stature, gravitas and density. The wine has a black purple color and a brilliant nose of scorched earth, creme de cassis, espresso roast, blackberries, truffles and licorice. Full-bodied, extremely powerful, yet with abundant sweet tannin, this stunning effort should prove sensational if given 7-10 years of cellaring. It should also last for 30-40 years.

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

Wonderful aromas of blackberries and chocolate follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a structured finish. Dense and rich.