Château Saint-Pierre, St Julien, 4ème Cru Classé, 2008
Region: St Julien, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Franc
WA: 93 points
This wine received praise from Robert Parker who said, "Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, barbecue smoke, blackberries and black currants. The full-bodied, textured 2008 Saint-Pierre reveals a skyscraper-like mouthfeel along with tremendous viscosity and unctuosity. One of the richest and potentially longest-lived 2008s, it is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage."
Founded in the 17th Century, this 4th Grand Cru Classé was broken up and scattered as a result of several inheritances. In 1982, through a combination of luck and persistence, Henri Martin managed to re-form the estate as it was known in 1855, the year of the famous classification. Since then, thanks to the owners’ commitment, Saint-Pierre has become universally known as a perfect representative of the Saint-Julien Grands Crus Classés.