Tasting Notes Saint-Pierre 2008
As I predicted from barrel, this stunning effort is a wine to buy by the case. Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, barbecue smoke, blackberries and black currants. The full-bodied, textured 2008 Saint-Pierre reveals a skyscraper-like mouthfeel along with tremendous viscosity and unctuosity. One of the richest and potentially longest-lived 2008s, it is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 20+ years.
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Saint-Pierre 2008 demands coaxing from the glass, but it is worth persevering with as attractive black olive and creamy aromas emerge. Fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent texture, a lot of skin maceration here with a touch of mocha on the finish. It is a little buffed up by the oak, but attractive in its own way. Tasted January 2012.