1982 Château Saint-Pierre

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > St. Julien
Drink between 1998 - 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • LePinNYC Likes this wine: (88 points)

    April 10, 2014 - Very good. Cork completely intact, neck fill. No indication of poor storage. Opened nicely over 15 minutes, lasted approx. 1 hour. 30 minutes into the glass, a beautiful perfume of espresso. Smooth, seductive. Tremendous match with Manchego.

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  • tooch wrote: (91 points)

    January 12, 2013 - Saturday with David White (Domaine Wine Storage & Sun Wah - Chicago, IL): Really nice Bordeaux. Had a fair amount of sweet cherry tobacco on the nose with some forest floor and mushroom tones. While this had a distinctly rustic edge to it, the fruit was sappy and juicy. Pretty nice package!

  • GRAPE JUICE wrote:

    January 6, 2011 - Alcohol :: NA
    This wine hold itself very well, fresh and lively. Sweet nose of blackcurrant, coffee and plum with minty aromas that show good purity and freshness and this carry on to the medium bodied, fresh and sweet palate, very smooth mouth feel with polished texture, very friendly and offer lots of generous pure sweet fruits with mineral, silky finishing, very good though this is kinda straight forward and lack of the scale of 82 Bordeaux. While this has no problem to keep, but I doubt it will continue to improve. Buy – No.

  • Dbrane wrote: (88 points)

    January 6, 2011 - First Simple Dinner of the Year (Jade Palace, Forum): Very young and fresh! Only thing lacking was perhaps the complexity of a 1982. Nonetheless, this was drinking amazingly well and undoubtedly can still hold on for many more years though without much upside potential. A Bordeaux fashioned in the classic style.

  • Paul S wrote: (91 points)

    January 6, 2011 - 2011 Simple Series I: JT's Dinner (Jade Palace, Forum Galleria): The second of the two St Juliens. This was very nice, but it must be said that even with the advantages of the 1982 vintage on its side, the 1989 Beychevelle was showing better than this wine. This bottle still had some way to go I think. Nose was really attractive in an almost modern way, with sweet flowery, almost lavender scents sprinkled amongst strikigly ripe cassis notes with a little layer of tobacco at the edges. The palate was more what I would expected from a Bordeaux from its era. Clean, balanced with lovely acid and clear cassis fruit that belied the wine's age. There was some sweetness with depth alongside, but also a nice freshness that kept the wine very lively. Finish was decent with some tobacco and spice notes closing the wine off. Overall, a very nice wine, but not one that got my pulse racing. Still young maybe, but it lacked some of the complexity of the Beychevelle, or indeed of most 1982 classed growths that I have had. This bottle in particular was stored amazingly well, and I suspect that another 5 years would have done it a world of good.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/15/2002 (link)

    (Ch St-Pierre St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    July/August 2002, Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 17 points

    (Chateau Saint-Pierre St Julien) Not quite an opaque wine, but certainly deeply coloured. A surprise on the nose, which offers aromas of coffee and mocha alongside the mature fruit. A metallic edge. Full, tannic, austere palate. Lovely extract and a good texture. A better showing than my last tasting four years ago.

  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2000 (link) 17 points

    (Chateau Saint-Pierre St Julien) A mahogany, tawny appearance. A closed nose, but with good fruit on the palate. Obviously a good wine, but not showing as well as the others tonight.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1982
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Saint-Pierre
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 45 (50%)
  • Consumed 45 (50%)

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