2019 Château Tour Saint-Christophe: £275 IBThursday, June 4
Owned by Peter Kwok, along with Haut-Brisson, Enclos Tourmaline and, most recently, Bellefont-Belcier, all four estates are benefiting from his investment and relentless pursuit of quality.
In St.-Emilion, Tour Saint-Christophe's vines are enviably positioned, sitting between Troplong Mondot and Tertre Roteboeuf. The 20 hectares of vines and farmed biodynamically. The blend here is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, with 40% aged in new oak.
Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.
2019 Château Tour Saint-Christophe, St.-Emilion Grand Cru
"The 2019 Tour Saint Christophe was picked from 27 September until 15 October at 37hl/ha. Matured in 40% new oak, this has an incredibly concentrated bouquet that needs to shrug off a little reduction when I taste it. Layers of blackberry and blueberry, wilted violets and orange rind burst from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe grippy tannins that frame the layers of dense black fruit tinged with allspice and graphite. It is a Saint-Émilion clearly built for the long-term, powerful and uncompromising, perhaps one that will be in need of cellaring for several years before it becomes approachable. 94-96 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
"This is tight with finesse and focus. Minerally and salty with an ultra-fine palate and polished tannins. It goes on and on and on. Strength and finesse at the same time. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. 96-97 Points." James Suckling
£275 per dozen bottles in bond (VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Offered en primeur, ex-chateau, due to land in the UK in Spring 2022. Priced in bond, excluding UK duty, VAT and onward delivery, payable at the prevailing rate on release from bond. Stock subject to availability, E&OE.