Tasting Notes Saint-Pierre 2006
A candidate for one of the finest St.-Juliens of the vintage, St.-Pierre's 2006 is one of the smaller productions in this consistent appellation, making it difficult to find in the marketplace. Its deep opaque purple color is accompanied by notes of roasted herbs, charcoal, graphite, and extravagant creme de cassis and licorice. Full-bodied, powerful, deep, and rich with outstanding balance, purity, texture, and length, this stunning 2006 will be very long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030.
Tasted blind at Southwold '06 Bordeaux tasting. A light, ephemeral bouquet with violets and dark cherries, floral and more feminine, although lacking a little complexity. The palate is quite rich on the entry, fine tannins, nice symmetry here, good focus with fine definition towards the understated, elegant, very classic, crisp finish with a pastille aftertaste. Tasted January 2010.