Château Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
Château Tour Saint Christophe is a bit of an anomoly in Bordeaux as a section of the vineyard is planted on narrow terraces. The site overlooks the Saint Laurent Valley and is located entirely within the appelation of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. The southwest-facing plot over clay and limestone enjoys perfect drainage due to the terraced arrangement.
This 80/20 blend of merlot and cabernet franc is fermented in a mix of concrete tanks and Bordeaux barrels before resting for 15 months in 40% new oak. On the nose you’ll find black cherry, tar, chocolate, spice and leather. Blackberry and pepper dominate the palate and the finish is lengthy with ripe tannins. James Suckling, in his review below, raved about this wine whilst awarding it 97 points.
“Blueberry and blackberry character with hints of white pepper and chalk. Salty, too. Full-bodied, tight and polished with fantastic texture and length. Very closed and tight with gorgeous tannin quality.”
Full price $120.00 from the producer.
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- 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.