Château Saint Pierre Grand Cru Classé
Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Saint-Pierre has become known globally as a perfect representative of the Saint-Julien Grands Crus Classés. Founded in the 17th Century, undergone dark times of break up then re-formed by Henri Martin in 1982 through persistence and luck. Since then, through the owners' commitment, the wine has reflourished as it had been before, in year of the famous classification.
AOC (controlled designation of origin)
Intense dark violet gives off an intense bouquet of spices and aging oaks, lush soft fruits, liquorice, vanilla, smokey toasted notes. On the palate, one can sense sweetness of blackcurrants, dark cherry with earthy and cocoa hints. It has dense volume with compact yet velvety tannins then a delicate yet persistent length and a balanced finish.
Best served with all types of classic meat dishes, a nice piece of red meat, small game birds, and mature cheeses.
78% Cabernet sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 6% Cabernet franc
Aging: 14 to 16 months in casks, half of which are renewed every year
Aging potential: 8-16 years
Serving temperature: 17-18 °C
Alcohol content: 13.5%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.