Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, 2020

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, 2020
Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, 2020

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France, 2020

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Wine Advocate 93-95 Points

 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." 05/21

91-93 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous:

"The 2020 Tour Saint Christophe was picked September 14–28, fermented without SO2 and matured in 40% new oak. My sample bottle was more reduced compared to its peers and required more aeration. Leaving it aside for 30–40 minutes, it unfolded to reveal a mélange of red and black fruit and hints of wild mint and boysenberry, all nicely focused, with floral top notes. The medium-bodied palate features sappy black fruit intermingling with orange peel and subtle marmalade notes. There is a core of sweet plummy fruit toward the finish, and a hint of brown sugar lingers on the aftertaste. This is a fine Saint-Émilion, but one where I hope to see a little more terroir expression on once in bottle." 05/21

Antonio Galloni 93-95+ Points, Vinous:

"Tour Saint Christophe just keeps getting better with each passing vintage. The 2020 is marked by vibrant red/purplish fruit, beams of minerality, sweet floral notes and a touch of savory intensity on the close. What impresses me most about the 2020 is the purity of flavors. The creamy, resonant finish is a thing of beauty." 06/21


Critic tasting note: "The nose is fresh, elegant and offers power (in finesse), concentration (In control) as well as a certain delicacy. It reveals notes of bright cassis, fresh/quite ripe blackberry, small notes of quite ripe strawberry associated with touches of blueberry, small bright black berries, hints of sense of the place (local biotope/Mediterranean), aromatic herbs as well as fine hints of Tabaco Badiane an imperceptible hint of nearly eucalyptus. On the mouth it is fruity, balanced and offers juiciness, freshness, a good definition, gourmandize, and acidulous frame, a fine tension, a small straightness, an airy power, a very nice multi-layer side in the density as well as a certain intensity. A nice freshness and concentration all in balance. Power in finesse and balance. On the palate this wine expresses notes of pulpy/bright cassis, small pulpy/bright black berries, small notes of raspberry associated with touches of bright redcurrant, hints of purple acidulous plum, fresh tabaco, star anis, cardamom as well as a fine hint of Cuben pepper and an imperceptible hint of nearly torrefaction and aromatic herbs. The tannins are massive, elegant, powerful and soft. A little chew at the end of the palate/persistence." - 94 - 95/100, VertdeVin

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