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2020 Chateau Tour Saint ChristopheBlend from France

$34.95

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  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
  • 93-95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Ratings:

96

The 2020 Château Tour Saint Christophe showed spectacularly well, and based off past vintages, this shouldn't surprise anyone. Based on 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc raised in 40% new barrels (the balance is in second- and third-fill oak), it offers a full-bodied, incredibly pure, balanced style revealing subtle oak, terrific darker, almost blue fruits, lots of chocolate, leafy herb and mineral nuances, and gorgeous tannins. It's worth pointing out that this will be the last vintage made by the talented Jérôme Aguirre. This terrific Saint-Emilion will evolve for two decades.

96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

So much black fruit, black walnuts, blueberries, wet earth, black truffles and some graphite. Medium to full body with lots of tension and focus. It runs very long with a salty undertone and some bitter, burnt lemon. Yet ever so subtle and refined. Drink after 2027.

95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Tour Saint Christophe has a fabulously spicy nose of cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and powdered cloves, giving way to a core of juicy black and red plums, fresh blueberries, and fragrant earth, plus a waft of cedar. The full-bodied palate is fruity and beautifully poised, offering soft, elegantly played tannins, and finishing with bags of persistent, bright, pure berry layers.

93-95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Tour Saint Christophe stampedes out of the glass with powerful scents of baked blackberries, stewed black plums and boysenberries, followed by suggestions of cedar chest, mocha, tar and fertile loam, with lifted wafts of licorice and cardamom. The full-bodied palate is rich and densely packed with juicy black fruits, supported by velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and opulent.

Product Detail

Item # 134309
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

93-95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2020
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower