Welcome

2017 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru

2017 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Pre Order
94 Points James Suckling
2017 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru
94 Points James Suckling

In stock

En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2020. A lush yet perfectly balanced Grand Cru from Saint Emilion. 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. This will age well, but will also decant nicely in the near to future. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2020.

In stock

$60.00 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

93-94 James Suckling

"Dense and layered red with dark berry, volcanic ash and white pepper. Full-bodied, layered and chewy. Muscular."

92-94/100 Wine Cellar Insider

"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."

91-94 /100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Tour Saint Christophe is another in a series of brilliant wines from proprietor Peter Kwok and consultant Michel Rolland. The 20% Cabernet Franc adds striking brightness to play off the dense, dark Merlot in this plush, beautifully nuanced Saint-Émilion. Already impeccably balanced, the 2017 appears to have a very promising future. Mocha, espresso, wild flowers and mint add the closing shades of nuance. Tasted three times."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.30%

  • Maturity

    2021 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE WINES

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}

You may also like these wines

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout