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2020 Château Tour Saint-Christophe En Primeur

Released this afternoon alongside sibling-estates Enlcos Tourmaline and Haut-Brisson, Château Tour Saint-Christophe is offered at £138 per six bottles in bond, an increase of around 5.8% on the 2019 vintage.  We were thrilled by our tasting of cask samples last week and think this is excellent value. 

James Suckling awards the wine 95-96 points, just a point below his range for Enclos Tourmaline.  The fruit purity we are seeing across the 2020s was evident in spades, with a full, rounded palate, a beautiful soft texture on the palate and an earthiness that marks it out as classic Grand Cru St.-Émilion.

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See Tour Saint-Christophe's Cellar Master Cyril Alexis introduce the new 2020 vintage here:

Offered en primeur, landing spring 2023.

Château Tour Saint-Christophe, St.-Emilion Grand Cru

Producer Profile

Château Tour Saint-Christophe, St.-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Tour Saint-Christophe is a St.-Emilion Grand Cru, named after commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes.  It was purchased by financier and wine estate owner Peter Kwok in 2012, since which time the size of the vineyard has been increased from 6.5 to around 20 hectares.  Kwok also owns (amongst others), Enclos Tourmaline and Bellefont-Belcier

The terroir is clay and limestone soils and neighbours Le Tertre-Roteboeuf and Troplong Mondot. The vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc at at a density of 6,500 - 7,500 vines per hectare. Vines are managed using organic and biodynamic techniques. 50% of the wine is vinified using micro vinification.  The other half is fermented in 60% new, French oak barrels and aged for 18 months. Michel Rolland is the consultant oenologist and the General Manager is Jean-Christophe Meyrou.  

 

RED 2020 Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £138 per case of 6 Château Tour Saint Christophe
2020 / / 75cl
£138 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"Clean and precisely-spliced black fruits, austerity in the tannins and a mocha, grilled coffee bean edging through the finish. Good quality and well balanced, intense to the point of slightly bitter on the final moments. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. 93 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"Full-bodied and creamy with lots of spice and walnut character. Lovely softness and purity. Black fruit at the end. Very fine tannins. Well-integrated. 95-96 points" jamessuckling.com------"A wine I continue to buy in every vintage, the 2020 Château Tour Saint-Christophe looks to be another no-brainer for the Saint-Emilion lovers out there. Coming from a gorgeous, terraced vineyard on the eastern side of the appellation and based on 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, it has a perfumed, elegant, pure style in its darker cherry and cassis fruits as well as classic cedarwood, earth, and forest floor aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, and just beautiful on the palate, with terrifically integrated acidity and tannins, it’s going to round into form nicely with just short-term bottle age and have two decades of prime drinking. This wine is still resting in 40% new French oak and has an alcohol of 14.7% with a pH of 3.6. 93-96 points" Jebdunnuck.com

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