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.
See Tour Saint-Christophe's Cellar Master Cyril Alexis introduce the new 2020 vintage here:
Offered en primeur, landing spring 2023.
|RED||2020||Château Tour Saint Christophe||75cl||£138 per case of 6||Château Tour Saint Christophe
2020 / / 75cl
£138 per case of 6
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