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2018 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1415932 94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Checking in as a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot from very old vines and still aging in 50% new French oak, the 2018 Château Saint-Pierre reveals a saturated purple color to go with rich, full-bodied aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, graphite, and spicy oak. Rich, powerful, and concentrated, yet also with gorgeous purity and freshness, it’s a serious, age-worthy wine that’s going to need 7-8 years of bottle age but will be very long-lived. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Saint-Pierre displays shy scents of rose hip tea, dried mint, crushed rocks and lavender to begin, opening out to a growing core of warm blackcurrants, baked blackberries and Morello cherries plus wafts of garrigue and wild sage. Full-bodied and absolutely laden with black fruits and provocative mineral sparks, it has a firm texture of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and savory. Aging is anticipated to be for 14 months in 50% new and 50% second-fill barrels. The blend is currently 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Saint-Pierre continues a purple patch for this estate that is finally revealing its true potential as one of the appellation's front-running estates. Now this has a cerebral and complex bouquet for the vintage with very nuanced blackberry and bilberry fruit, sous-bois and light cedar aromas. The palate is built around its fine tannins that frame the blackberry and blueberry fruit, the acidity pitch perfect with a silky finish that caresses the senses. This is a marvellous Saint-Pierre that is going to give a lot of pleasure. (NM) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A St-Julien name that I can't recommend highly enough, Château Saint-Pierre 2018 is extremely architectural in feel, a beautiful, confident, masculine, muscled wine with vertical walls - although it's interesting to note it has slightly lower alcohol than some other St-Juliens. It's intense in its black fruit and charcoal character, rippling with tannins. I am full of admiration for this impressive wine that demands your attention. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A very tight and toned red with blueberry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, closed down and very long. Solid. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions. 92-95 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "A powerful, virile wine, the 2018 Saint-Pierre is also one of the highlights of the vintage. Black cherry, graphite, smoke, leather, menthol, violet and spice meld together in a brooding, tannic Saint-Julien that is going to need a bit of time to truly come into its own. Saint-Pierre is muscular, massively tannic and forbidding, and yet there is a ton of fruit behind all of that structure. Cabernet Sauvignon features heavily in the blend, and that comes through in the wine's flavor profile and overall feel. Readers will have to be patient. I can't wait to taste it from bottle. The 2018 is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot. Tasted four times." (4/2019)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2021 | Send Email
On the nose, pure dark fruit has quite the minty edge, with good underlying sweet baking spice from the new oak. On the palate the fruit has good spice with plenty of rich dark brambly fruit while retaining excellent structure for ageability. Great balance and drinkability already!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2021 | Send Email
What a big Bordeaux! This rich, cakey, cassis laden St. Julien is Californian in scale. But the finish is all Bordeaux class, with a stony, clean finish that has a nice grace note in it. It is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/10/2019 | Send Email
We were all very impressed with this wine this past April when tasting it out of barrel. Dark color, extracted and deep, intense, masculine and firm, but with layers of chewy, ripe fruit. Hints of graphite and mineral. Very long on the finish. Excellent Saint Pierre!

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