Tasting Notes Saint-Pierre 2015
Very chewy and powerful with blackberry, dark chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body. Intense center palate. Pure merlot. Find it.
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
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.
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.
Blackish crimson. Not the ripest on the nose. A little too austere? Ticks boxes rather the tugs at heart strings. A little low key.