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Chateau Saint-Pierre 2016 Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe Magnum

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4.6/5   (5 Guides)

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4ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

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The year 2016 was a very nice wine year that started with a mild beginning to the year, where the vines budded early and flowering occurred in June. The summer was hot and dry, and some rain in September was welcome to allow the vines to perfect the ripening of the berries. The harvest took place under excellent conditions, offering grapes of exceptional quality.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc.

The robe is a deep dark red color, adorned with beautiful garnet reflections.

The nose offers fine and greedy notes of red fruits, cherry and raspberry, crème de cassis, cedar of Lebanon and roasted cocoa.

The attack is supple, the wine evolves on a lot of depth and complexity, supported by chiseled and very elegant tannins. It delivers exquisite flavors of jammy black fruits and minerality, with a beautiful freshness until an airy, long and persistent finish, signing one of the best Saint-Julien.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Saint-Pierre 2016 in magnum could accompany a matured rib of beef cooked on vine shoots from the Médoc, boar leg confit, truffled venison steak, leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary or even a salmis of wood pigeon.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, the pairing will be particularly delicious with a layer cake, a pear-chocolate bavarois or Cyril Lignac's coffee tiramisu.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Saint-Pierre 2016 in magnum has great aging potential, being able to wait between 2046 and 2050 to reach its peak. Indeed, the large capacity of the format gives the wine a greater aptitude for aging.

However, it is perfectly suitable for drinking today if properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and open it so that the wine can fully express itself. If not, open it and if possible decant it at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar in a dark place, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 1500ml
Alcohol Degree : 13°
Appellation : Saint-Julien
Vintage : 2016
Color : Red
Classification : 4th Classified Growth

It is a Château St Julien, one of the oldest in the Médoc. Indeed the archives of 1693 attest to the existence of this wine property, then called Serançan. It was the Baron of Saint Pierre who bought this castle during the reign of Louis XV.

It is a 4th classified grand cru according to the prestigious list of 1855.

The vineyard covers 17 hectares and rests on a soil of Garonne gravel and a sandy-gravelly subsoil.

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot noir 15%, Cabernet franc 10%

All the harvest is manual and sorting is carried out in the cellar.

The total production is of the order of 80 barrels for a yield of 6,300 to 6,500 bottles per hectare depending on the year.

The wine is aged in oak barrels in the proportion of 50% new barrels for a stay of 14 to 16 months before bottling.

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