Under the Empire, Chateau Saint-Pierre was one of the most important domaines of Saint-Julien. Today, with an average vine age of 50 years, the vineyard now covers 17 hectares, planted with 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Enjoying a fantastic terroir of gravelly soil, below which lie sand and clay, the vines, in a double Guyot training system, produce an average of 45 hectoliters per hectare using a planting density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Jean-Louis Triaud has great ambitions and conducts a rigorous selection in order to achieve his goals of great wine.
We’d already heard good things on the grapevine about the 2009 Ch. Saint Pierre and we were delighted not to be disappointed at our tasting. The enticing nose of warm red and black fruit leads to a palate of juicy, ripe mulberries with a lovely kick of white pepper at the back, whilst its freshness that counterbalances the sweetness perfectly. With purity to the fore, melting tannins and a resounding, persistent finish, the sheer class of this wine suggests this could be a property to watch.