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Château Tour Saint-Christophe

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2020 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96

Deep, and dark in color, and equally dark and deep in its fruit, the nose pops with perfectly ripe dark red and black fruits, licorice, smoke, cherry blossoms, crushed rocks and stones. The wine has depth, sensuality, luscious textures and layers of ripe, opulent fruits. The finish lingers with layers of black and red fruits with dark chocolate that feel as good as they taste. This could be the finest vintage of Tour Sant Christophe ever produced, and that is really saying something. The wine is made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. You can age for 20-25 years. Or if you like, you can also enjoy this on the young side. 95-97 Pts

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2020 Château Tour Saint-Christophe Angela  (Bordeaux) 92

Straw yellow in color, the wine quickly serves up its grapefruit, flower, lemon peel, green apple and orange character. Sweet, vivacious and creamy with a nice shot of oily lemons in the finish, the wine was made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Not much was made. In fact, the production was only 175 cases in total. You can enjoy this on release. 92 Pts

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2019 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

Dark red, purple in color, the nose pops with flowers, licorice, incense, herbs and dark red berries. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh, sweet, full-bodied and concentrated. Yet, there is no heaviness. Everything is in proportion. Better balanced than 2018, this is another step-up in quality here. If you are not yet on the Tour Saint Christophe bandwagon, get on it before prices rise. The wine is made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, reaching 14.3 alcohol. 94-96 Pts

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2018 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 96

The color of dark ink with purple accents, the wine explodes from the glass with fresh brewed espresso, black cherry, licorice, smoke, menthol and chocolate. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, concentrated, rich, supple and vibrant. The fruit balances power with elegance, sweetness and purity. The finish is all about the non-stop layers of fruit. The wine is made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. This is a contender for the finest vintage of Tour Saint Christophe and should age with ease for at least 20-25 years. 96 Points

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Inky with purple accents, the minerality, licorice, espresso, dark red fruits and luscious, velvet-like textures really work this year. There is concentration, supple textures, fruit and vibrancy. The wine is made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 Pts

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2017 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Bright, fresh, mineral-driven example of TSC. At this young stage, give it an hour of air before the licorice, plum, black cherry, dark cocoa and earthy nuances start to show. Not as powerful or concentrated as the 2016 or 2018, the two surrounding vintages, but it's going to drink well earlier and it sells for a song! 92 Points

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Caliginous in color, the wine is full bodied, concentrated, intense, fortified and satisfying. There is good flesh, freshness and length. Limber with crispy red fruits, cocoa, espresso, licorice and a boundless finish, the wine is made from blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine reached 14.3% alcohol. 92-94 Pts

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2016 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 95

With layers of ripe, juicy fruits, crushed stone, truffle, licorice and smoke, this is showing just great. There is volume, depth and definition, with energy and length. Lay this down for 7 years and enjoy it over the next 15 years or even longer. 95 Points

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Deep, dark and almost opaque in color, the wine is made from blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Ripe and loaded with fresh fruit, with a real sensation of purity and silky, polished tannins and a hint of chocolate in the finish. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol with pH of 3.7. 95 Points

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2015 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

Flowers, chocolate mint, boysenberry and black cherry aromas pop with ease. With an hour of decanting, the wine softens, fills out and you find a fresh, concentrated, full-bodied, vibrant wine with ample ripe, dark red and blue fruit, espresso, dark cocoa, dusty tannins and a touch of salt on the palate. The freshness, length and mineral character in the end notes hit all the right notes. 94 Points

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Dark in color, with a smoky, truffle, earthy, licorice and black cherry nose, the wine is supple, silky, concentrated, long and fresh. There is length and complexity in the finish. This is probably the best value in all of Bordeaux today for high quality wine at a fair price. 95 Points

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This just keeps getting better with age. The wine is now, silky, supple and sensuous. The licorice, black cherries, wet earth, smoke and espresso stand out in the crowd. The finish is all about its softness. If you're looking for a contender for the best QPR from Bordeaux in the 2015 vintage, this your wine. Drink it young for the fruit, or age it for more secondary nuances. 95 Points

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Round, supple, sensuous textures, layers of licorice coated, black cherries, wet earth, smoke and espresso, with a polished, round, forward finish. And it sells for a song! What's not to like here? If you're looking for a contender for the best QPR from Bordeaux in the 2015 vintage, this your wine. Drink it young for the fruit, or age it for more secondary nuances. 94 Points

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From a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, there is a good depth of color in the glass. Oyster shell, boysenberry, espresso and cherry blossoms create the nose. The wine is fleshy, fat and rich with density and opulent textures. This showy wine is the best example produced since the new owner, Peter Kwok, took over the estate. 94 Points

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2014 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Continuing to develop well, adding more softness and opulence to the texture, complexities to the nose and palate and length to the finish, it is hard to find a better buy from Saint Emilion these days. 92 Points

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This vintage is not only from a great terroir but talented team. From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this wine exhibits deep color. On the nose you will quickly find licorice, chocolate, espresso and black cherries, easing into a graceful, lavish, polished and easy-drinking wine. A soft, round finish of sweet boysenberries leaves a permanent impression. As we predicted last year, Tour Saint Christophe is a wine to watch. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Mineral-driven with oak and plum notes in the nose, the wine features a sweetness to the fresh, medium-bodied dark red fruits that should improve with age. From a blend of 82% Merlot with 18% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.3% alcohol. The wine was produced using micro-vinification techniques. This is an estate to watch for in future vintages as the terroir is great and the owner, Peter Kwok has a spare no expense attitude and the drive to make the best wine possible. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Tour Saint-Christophe  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Espresso, licorice and dark fruits in a forward, easy to like, polished, plush style with sweet fruits and supple tannins. 90 Points

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From 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine is whole berry fermented in barrel. With licorice, coffee and cherry liqueur, this wine is round, polished and spicy with a red raspberry-filled finish. 87-89 Pts

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