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Château Saint-Pierre

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2018 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 95

This wine is intense, deep, opulent, plush and showy with ripe with sweet, blackberry fruits, espresso and earthy notes. Soft, round and fruity, the wine was produced from 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 93

Dark in color, the wine is plush, ripe, fresh and loaded with sweet, blackberry fruits, espresso and earthy notes. The wine is medium/full bodied, soft and round, with an almost bright, fruityness in the finish. The wine was produced from 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

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2016 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 95

Concentrated, full-bodied and with a touch of oak on the nose and palate the wine has depth, flesh and round tannins, with a nuanced, ripe pit fruit and espresso filled finish.

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Dark in color, the wine is full, rich, deep, fleshy and round. The tannins are ripe and so is the fruit, which you can taste and feel to a much better degree, now that the oak program has been improved here. The wine ends with a long, black cherry, espresso, licorice and earthy component that hangs with you..

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Dark, inky ruby in color, this wine is full bodied, concentrated, deep, long and focused. The fruit is precise, fresh and poised. The wine was produced from 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.

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2015 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 94

Full bodied, concentrated, round and refined, the wine kicks off with a nose packed with espresso, licorice, cassis, blackberry and floral notes. The fruit is fruit, sweet and ripe. The finish is all about its sweet, ripe, polished, core of fruit with its smoke and espresso undertones. I really like the energy, refinement and almost lush textures on the palate found here.

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2015 Saint-Pierre - Cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and floral notes create the perfume. Not as ripe as you’ll find in other more exalted, previous, recent vintages, this closer to being elegant in style with freshness and a spicy, cherry and cassis finish. Produced from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.7% alcohol with a pH of 3.72 and is now aging in 50% new, French oak barrels. The harvest took place from September 21 to October 7. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 92

Round, lush and polished, with an espresso, licorice and dark cherry nose. The wine is focused on its ripe, dark red, sweet fruits, and round tannins in the finish.

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This wine makes a memorable first impression. Like a seductress whose essence haunts the room long after she has made her exit, this wine offers a heady and unforgettable bouquet of blackberry, dark cherry, espresso bean, earth and cocoa. Focused and structured to age, this wine rings with volume, length, character and freshness. It will be undoubtedly delicious after only a few years of aging. Produced from a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. The wine is aging in 50% new, French oak barrels. 92-94 Pts

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2013 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 89

Forward drinking, the wine serves up a blend of licorice, menthol, plums and espresso. The wine has a roundness to its texture, but it is on the lighter side of the style range, which is typical for the vintage. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

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This medium-bodied wine begins with spicy black cherries, earth and fennel and segues into a sweet, tart red berry-filled finish. 89-91

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2012 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 92

Lush, soft fruits, with a real sense of sweetness to the black cherry and boysenberries that are complicated by licorice, earth and smoky, espresso beans. There is a nice cocoa note in the finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot.

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Fleshy, soft and round, there is a good sweetness to the fruit with depth of flavors in the plush finish. 92-94 Pts

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2011 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 91

The nose pops with licorice, smoke, black licorice, coffee bean and mocha. Soft, round, forward and very nice for this difficult vintage, the wine ends with dark, fresh, black cherries.

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Espresso, caramel, vanilla, blackberry jam and earthy scents with deep color and a plush, fresh, sweet, soft and ripe black cherry finish are found in this wine. 92-93 Pts

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2010 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 94

With a complex nose packed with mint, espresso bean, cocoa, blackberry jam, licorice and earth, the wine is big, rich, concentrated, long, polished and tannic. There is a lot going on here with this blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot.

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Saint-Pierre From a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Merlot, this deep, ruby colored wine shows a cassis, oak, floral, spice and jammy black raspberry nose. On the palate, the tannic, concentrated, sweet, jammy black cherry and licorice wine shows freshness, but the tannins feel dust in the finish. The wine will be aged in 55% new oak. 92-94 Pts

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2009 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 93

Flashy, fleshy, rich, round and concentrated, this spicy, licorice, cassis, chocolate, coffee and blackberry jam filled, wine, made from a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot is a pleasure to taste.

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2009 St. Pierre continues on its path of improvement since 2005. Because the property is not as well known as many St. Julien wines, the wine remains well priced for its quality. In fact, along with Branaire Ducru, it offers one of the better deals for fine wine from the Medoc in 2009. With deep ruby hues, the wine smells of dark berries, cassis, anise, cracked black pepper, and oak. Rich, fresh, and round, this full bodied wine finishes with lush cassis, boysenberry, spice, and chocolate flavors. 94-96 Pts.

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2008 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 92

It is going to take a bit more time for the remainder of the oak to fully integrate. The wine has volume, depth of flavor and soft, plush, polished tannins. Full bodied, round and loaded with tobacco stained, dark red, fresh, sweet fruits, another half a decade will get this where it needs to be.

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This is the success story of St. Julien. The property was known for producing a strong wine in 1961. It took close to 45 years before they began making strong wines. Since 2005, they have been getting better every year. Chocolate, coca powder, cassis, earth, sweet black cherry and coffee bean aromas were coupled with a long, polished, cassis and blackberry filled finish that will drink well young and age for at least two decades.

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2008 Saint Pierre opens with oak, vanilla, black raspberry and chocolate scents. In the mouth, the wine feels round and approachable. The finish ends with a blast of cassis and blackberry. This is a property that keeps getting better, but sadly prices continue rising as well. 92 Pts

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2007 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 90

Lots of easy drinking charm here. The wine is medium bodied, with mature notes of tobacco, flowers, espresso, cedar and red fruits. Soft, with a smooth, polished feeling to the tannins, the wine,with its red plum and cassis profile is fully ready to drink.

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2006 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 92

Truffle, blackberry, smoke, menthol and herbs offer the aromatic profile. Soft and round textured for the vintage, the wine is approachable today with its fresh, sweet blackberry and cassis personality.

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Polished, round and supple in texture, this rich, ripe wine offers a lot of licorice, coffee bean, black cherry and earthy notes. It's soft enough to drink young, but time is only going to make it better.

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2005 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 90

Fully mature, this medium bodied wine shows an earthy, oaky, black cherry driven character with tobacco and cocoa in the dusty finish. I've enjoyed subsequent vintages a lot more.

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2004 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 90

Ripe, with licorice, coffee bean, blackberry and jammy, cherry notes in the perfume, the wine is lush, round and soft, with a plush, black cherry and oaky finsh.

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2003 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 88

A bit overripe, with some heat and dryness in the tannins, the wine was much better on the nose than on the medium bodied, almost light palate. This is not a wine for further aging. While it will not fall apart in the near future, it is not a wine to hold for further evolution.

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2000 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 90

Tobacco, cedar wood, earth, creme de cassis and blackberry scents open to a medium/full bodied wine that is ready to drink. While pleasant and with some charm, this is not at the level of wines being produced by the St. Julien chateau today.

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1996 Château Saint-Pierre  (St. Julien) 87

With the light color of a mature wine, tobacco, spice, cedar and cassis, medium body and a slightly, drying tart, cassis finish, this wine is past its prime. The wines being made today at this St. Julien property are not in the same styleas previous vintages and show a marked increase in quality and the ability to age and evolve.

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