Tasting Notes Saint-Pierre 2007
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.
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.