Chateau Saint Pierre   Saint Pierre

2009 Saint-Pierre

By Chateau Saint-Pierre

2009 Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux was lauded as one of the most exceptional years in recent memory, and the 2009 Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre is a testament to this monumental season. Nestled within the esteemed appellation of St-Julien, this Chateau continues to rise in prominence, with the 2009 rendition showcasing a particularly opulent structure and exquisite balance, in seamless alignment with the vintage's celebrated character.

 

A Vintage of Complex Layers

As Bordeaux connoisseurs are well aware, the region was blessed with near-perfect weather conditions in 2009. These serendipitous climatic elements contributed to an increase in richness and concentration within the berries. The 2009 Saint-Pierre thus reveals a sumptuous tapestry of flavours that are intricately woven together, where dark fruit aromas coalesce with hints of tobaccos and spices, leaving an indelible impression on the palate.

 

Inimitable Elegance and Potential

The beauty of the 2009 Saint-Pierre lies not only in its immediate charm but also in its investment-worthy potential. The robust tannins are silken yet powerful – promising a cellar life that is destined to evolve splendidly. Evidently, this is one for the portfolio which epitomises the art of patient maturation. Each year under cork will gently nudge the 2009 Saint-Pierre towards an even more harmonious expression; as secondary and tertiary flavours emerge, it will undoubtedly provide an even more gratifying sipping experience.

To conclude, the 2009 vintage bestows upon Chateau Saint-Pierre a gift of pure refinement and profound depth. It stands as a paragon for St-Julien wines; an ensemble of grace and vigour that will continue to enchant seasoned vinophiles and prudent investors alike. This opulent offering from Chateau Saint-Pierre is not merely a standout for its own estate but for the entirety of Bordeaux's glorious 2009 annals.

Market price (GBP)

£810.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

45

Scores and tasting notes

98

The all-time greatest wine I have ever tasted from Saint-Pierre, this estate, the smallest of the grand cru classes of St.-Julien, has an opaque purple color and a spectacular nose of subtle charcoal, creme de cassis, blackberry, and incense. Full-bodied, with striking intensity and flamboyantly rich, exuberant flavors bursting with extract, the St. Pierre has no hard edges, but rather massive, incredibly well-endowed blockbuster style, which should prove to be monumental. Give it 6-8 years to take on more definition and calm down, but this is a 30- to 40-year wine. Bravo!

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199

90+

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Chateau St. Pierre has been on an upward swing of late. Here, the 2009 has a lovely ripe, ebullient bouquet with blackberry, briary and crushed stone. The oak is very well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp ripe tannins. That graphite theme from the aromatics continues here and it just fades a little on the foursquare but fresh finish. It will improve with three or four years more on the clock. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013

Vintage performance