2017 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355635 93-94 points James Suckling

 Dense and layered red with dark berry, volcanic ash and white pepper. Full-bodied, layered and chewy. Muscular.  (4/2018)

91-94 points Vinous

 The 2017 Tour Saint Christophe is another in a series of brilliant wines from proprietor Peter Kwok and consultant Michel Rolland. The 20% Cabernet Franc adds striking brightness to play off the dense, dark Merlot in this plush, beautifully nuanced Saint-Émilion. Already impeccably balanced, the 2017 appears to have a very promising future. Mocha, espresso, wild flowers and mint add the closing shades of nuance. Tasted three times. (AG)  (5/2018)

91-93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I tasted the 2017 Château Tour Saint Christophe on two sperate occasions and it never failed to impress. A rough blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that hit 14.3% natural alcohol, it has a rocking sense of minerality to go with big, broad, expansive aromas and flavors. Blueberries, black raspberries, flowers, and violets characteristics, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin, and excellent purity all make this a terrific 2017 that will drink nicely for 10-15+ years.  (4/2018)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/2/2018 | Send Email
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Another Kwok wine and our biggest selling 2015 and 2016 in terms of bottles. This 2017 had 40% less wine than normal as the berries were quite small. Very perfumey aromas with undertones of sweet oak. Will need a few years in the cellar-another great value from this top property.
Drink from 2019 to 2025

Staff Image By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2018 | Send Email
The secret is already out at Tour St Christophe - what they deliver for the price is simply stunning. Such is the case in 2017. Loaded with blackberry, graphite, and dark plum, it is seamless and impressively integrated for such a young sample. With juicy acid and a slightly oaky finish, it shows a class and pedigree that will leave many in St Emilion envious. This will be nearly impossible to resist on release but will reward for years to come and be fascinating to compare with the terrific 2014, 2015, and 2016. Drink 2021 to 2032.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion