2019 Tour Saint Christophe Saint Emilion Grand Cru
En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2022. This lush Grand Cru is becoming something of a staff and customer favourite. Consultant winemaker Michel Rolland has let out all the stops, drawing forth 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 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 2022.
80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc
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 tight with finesse and focus. Minerally and salty with an ultra-fine palate and polished tannins. It goes on and on and on. Strength and finesse at the same time. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc."
94-96/100 Vinous, Neal Martin
"The 2019 Tour Saint Christophe was picked from 27 September until 15 October at 37hl/ha. Matured in 40% new oak, this has an incredibly concentrated bouquet that needs to shrug off a little reduction when I taste it. Layers of blackberry and blueberry, wilted violets and orange rind burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe grippy tannins that frame the layers of dense black fruit tinged with allspice and graphite. It is a Saint-Émilion clearly built for the long-term, powerful and uncompromising, perhaps one that will be in need of cellaring for several years before it becomes approachable." Drink 2024 - 2045
94-96/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve
"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."
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