Chateau Saint Pierre   Saint Pierre

2015 Saint-Pierre

By Chateau Saint-Pierre

2015 Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux has been heralded as one of immediate allure and profound complexity, and the Saint-Pierre from Chateau Saint-Pierre is a testament to this formidable year. Nestled in the heart of St-Julien, the Chateau yields wines that captivate collectors and investors alike with their exceptional poise and age-worthiness.

 

Unveiling Elegance: A Vintage Synthesis

It is the climatic equilibrium of 2015 that endowed its wines with such harmony. A warm June and July set the scene, while a providential September bestowed optimal ripening conditions. The Saint-Pierre reflects this balance, showcasing an assemblage that exhibits both the power and refinement characteristic of St-Julien's finest terroirs.

 

Distinction Amidst Investment: A Profile in Complexity

On approaching the glass, the 2015 Saint-Pierre unfolds with dark fruits – ripe plum and blackcurrant wrapped in a veil of cedar and tobacco; classic hallmarks of a noble Bordeaux. Yet, there is freshness here too, a trait which lends vibrancy to the wine and promises a long future ahead. It is these qualities, combined with the wine’s investment viability, that assures its standing amidst the elite echelons of collectable vintages.

 

Poised for Maturation: A Wine to Watch

The palate tells a story of meticulous vinification; generous yet measured tannins support layers of fruit intermingled with earthy undertones and a discreet mineral streak. This structure suggests the 2015 Saint-Pierre will reward patience in cellaring, perhaps reaching its zenith in two decades or more.

In totality, the 2015 vintage from Chateau Saint-Pierre stands as one among an elite gallery showcasing Bordeaux at its most captivating. With each aging year, it unfurls further intricacies - making it not just a gem for connoisseurs but a wise choice for any fine wine investment portfolio.

Market price (GBP)

£430.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

28.67

Scores and tasting notes

94-95

Very chewy and powerful with blackberry, dark chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body. Intense center palate. Pure merlot. Find it.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

94

Like its stablemate, Château Gloria, St. Pierre has made a deliciously refined wine in 2015, combining succulent black fruits with filigree tannins and supporting acidity. The oak, even at this young age, feels like an integral part of the blend. Drink: 2024-32

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

90-93

A dark, strapping style, offering lots of tarry-edged grip around the blackberry and plum compote notes, with a pretty espresso hint through the finish. Lush overall, as the vintage’s velvety tannins are here in spades.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

91-93

The 2015 Château Saint Pierre is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc cropped at 48 hl/ha between 21 September and 7 October, matured in 50% new oak. It has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and cedar, just a touch of pencil shaving surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin on the entry, quite tensile with a fine bead of acidity. This is not the most complex Saint-Pierre that I have encountered, although it possesses 2015's elegance and refinement. This will have more to give after bottling and may ultimately overtake Gloria. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016

16

Blackish crimson. Not the ripest on the nose. A little too austere? Ticks boxes rather the tugs at heart strings. A little low key.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

Vintage performance