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2021 Château Tour Saint-Christophe En Primeur

Released on Friday, 2021 Château Tour Saint-Christophe is offered at £138 per six bottles in bond, the same release price as the 2020 vintage.  The wine stood out for us when we tasted it from cask last month and we made some enthusiastic tasting notes, comparing the fruit to the 2019 vintage.  Moreover, the 2021 had its own distinct character, with a subtle, layered and complex nose and palate.  Antonio Galloni agrees, saying "Once again, Tour Saint Christophe is a star for the appellation for its quality and value.  (91-93 points). 



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Offered en primeur, landing spring 2024.

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 2021 3 cases Château Tour Saint Christophe 75cl £138 per case of 6 Château Tour Saint Christophe
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£138 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"Vignobles K is on a roll, with a series of great vintages, and there is clear depth to the fruit, heavy on the limestone salinity, enjoyable pumice stone minerality, and a push and pull between tannins and acidity. The signature of the vintage comes through in a sharp finish as the acidity kicks in, emphasising the austerity, but this is a successful wine. Emmanuelle Fulchi D’Aligny arrived from Château Angélus as technical director in March 2022. 91 Points." Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux------"The 2021 Tour Saint Christophe has turned out very well, delivering aromas of cherries and sweet berries mingled with hints of loamy soil and sweet new oak. Medium to full-bodied, pure and lively, it's elegantly muscular, with powdery tannins and a penetrating finish. 90-92+ Points." William Kelley, Wine Advocate------"The 2021 Tour Saint Christophe is perfumed and high-toned on the nose, featuring blueberry and raspberry fruit mixed with violet and iris flower. The palate is well balanced with sappy black fruit, gentle grip, impressive balance and a correct, quite linear finish. Stylish and with good ageing potential. It should end up at the top of my banded score. 90-92 Points." Neal Martin, Vinous------"The 2021 Tour Saint Christophe is terrific. Naturally, the 2021 doesn’t have the breadth of previous vintages. Instead, there is a sense of energy running through the 2021 that is compelling. Dark fruit, leather, gravel, incense and mocha all meld together nicely. Once again, Tour Saint Christophe is a star for the appellation for its quality and value. Tasted two times. 91-93 Points." Vinous (AG)

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