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2007 Saint-Pierre

By Chateau Saint-Pierre

The 2007 Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre, St-Julien, Bordeaux

Amidst the harmonious tessellation of St-Julien's chateaux lies a gem that continues to charm the discerning palates of wine investors and aficionados alike – the 2007 Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre. While not as lauded as its neighbouring vintages, this particular rendition boasts idiosyncrasies that merit your cellar's attention.

 

Distinctive Attributes in a Challenging Year

The year 2007 was not without its climatic challenges for Bordeaux; yet, it is precisely these adversities that have sculpted the defining character of this venerable wine. With lower yield and intense selection, Chateau Saint-Pierre mitigated the whims of nature, resulting in a wine that vibrates with a particular inner tenacity and resolve. It exudes a bouquet of fine cassis entwined with cedar and whispers of truffle, indicative of a vintage that triumphed over tribulation.

 

Maturity Meeting Investment Maturity

As one peers into the glass, a profound garnet hue suggests maturity, complemented by a palate where tertiary notes dance alongside fine tannins – hallmarks of a maturing claret skilfully coaxed from its slumber. This progression has rendered the 2007 Saint-Pierre more approachable than many anticipate, thus amplifying its allure to the investor seeking both pleasure and potential value increase as this vintage continues its graceful ascent in bottle.

On the palate, one will find balance – an interplay between seasoned oak and ripened fruit which creates a tapestry of flavours that are distinctive of the St-Julien terroir but with an accent unique to this challenging year.

 

A Vintage Worth Revisiting

In conclusion, the 2007 Saint-Pierre has emerged from its chrysalis period with poised elegance. As it sits at a particularly charming intersection between maturity and drinkability, I urge enthusiasts and investors alike to consider this vintage for both its individualistic expression and investment potential. In bearing witness to the stoic beauty crafted by Chateau Saint-Pierre in such an unyielding year, one gains both a refined addition to one’s collection and an intriguing chapter in the greater narrative of Bordeaux wines.

Current market price

£550.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

50

Scores and tasting notes

91

A fabulous wine for the vintage, this well-endowed St.-Julien exhibits a dense purple color in addition to a sweet bouquet of charcoal, burning embers, blackberries, cassis, and a hint of graphite. Dense, full-bodied, and surprisingly concentrated with more body, texture, and length than most 2007s, the wine possesses a suppleness, velvety tannins, and low acidity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188

86

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The oak is very dominant on the nose: mocha, powdered dark chocolate, little in the way of fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with hard tannins, rather hollow middle and a light, dry and slightly green finish. Tasted January 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

Vintage performance