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2016 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru

2016 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru

96 Points James Suckling
2016 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru
96 Points James Suckling

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A superb, just delectable Grand Cru from Saint Emilion that Galloni called "exotic, ripe and voluptuous". Consultant winemaker Michel Rolland has let out all the stops here, drawing out the mouth-filling richness of a great Saint-Emilion Merlot and embellishing it with Cabernet Franc spice. From a great year this will age well, but is so succulent and generous it will decant nicely in the near future. Extreme value.

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$57.99 in mixed 6+ or $64.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Château Tour Saint Christophe was acquired by Peter Kwok and his daughter Karen in 2012. The property islocated on the apppellation of Saint-Emilion situated at the limit between the two villages of Saint- Émilion and Saint Christophe des Bardes. Today the estate adds 20 hectares. The Château overlooks beautiful dry stone terraces several hundred years old on a chalky-clay terroir. Aware of the richness of the legacy of the past and to preserve it, we undertook to restore Château Tour Saint Christophe. The objective was to revive our vineyard terraces with the disassembling and the reconstruction of this dry stone equip- ment asit had been builtin the 18th century. About1.5 km of dry-stone terraces have been renovated by re-shaping each stone by hand.

What The Critics Say

96-97/100 James Suckling

"This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015. March 2017."

95/100 Wine Cellar Insider

"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."

91-94 /100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Tour Saint Christophe is gorgeous. Exotic, ripe and voluptuous, the 2016 possesses striking aromatics and plenty of presence. Smoke, grilled herbs, inky dark fruit, crème de cassis and leather are beautifully delineated in the glass. This is the first recent vintage I can remember tasting that is not overextracted. There is a real expression of fruit. Suffice it to say, this is a very positive development for the château. Michel Rolland is the consultant. Tasted two times."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.80%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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