2015 Pierre 1er, St-Emilion

SKU #1346904 94 points James Suckling

 Aromas of flowers, blackberries and hints of spices. Full-bodied, yet integrated and tight. Shows poise and precision. Beautiful. Class. Drink now or hold.  (2/2018)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2015 Château Pierre 1er is a juicy, forward, delicious effort that offers lots of red and black currants, leafy herbs, cedar wood and sous bois. This medium-bodied, charming, moderately concentrated 2015 has plenty of fruit, a rounded texture, moderate acidity and ripe tannin, all suggesting it will keep for a decade or more.  (11/2017)

87-90 points Wine Spectator

 This solid red offers a core of plum and boysenberry compote flavors, with well-integrated toast and a good bolt of licorice on the finish. (web only, 2016) (JM)

Decanter

 Formerly known as Croix Figeac, relabelled in 2013. It has soft red fruits on the nose and in the colour tones, edged with a lighter ruby. There is cedar oaking and some dryness on the finish. Medium bodied. 30% new oak. Drinking Window 2019 - 2028 (JA)  (12/2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2018 | Send Email
Here is a fabulous value that I don't hesitate to recommend to lovers of Napa Valley Cabernet due to the volume and intensity of the fruit. The substantial middle is smothered with dark berry cobbler and plum jam flavors along with herb and cedar closet scents. This deep and forward bottle is delicious now and should appeal to any lover of big, rich reds.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2018 | Send Email
This big St. Emilion impressed us all today at our Bordeaux staff tasting. It is a giant of a claret, with extroverted raspberry fruit, a rich mid-palate, great full bodied texture and the acidity to keep it all in balance. If you like your Bordeaux big, this will be perfect, especially with some skirt steak on the grill!

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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