Opened to ensure something ordered from Premier Cru was not cooked. Seemed fine. Very dark in the glass, long legs after swirling. Cassis and black raspberry on the nose and in the mouth, with velvety tannins underneath. Good depth. This was very enjoyable despite its youth.
Had 4 bottles and I was curious, so I opened the first one. Well, I could have expected it, but it was a mistake to pull the cork. The wine is completely locked at the moment. The bouquet shows dark berry fruits and licorice as well as some good oak. On the palate dark berries, a firm amount of good acidity and firm tannin. This probably needs another decade to really show what it has in store. I will definitely not open my next bottle before 2022. The popped and poured pleasure for tonight was not that great, but because of its constitution and potential I nevertheless score the wine 93++
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(Chateau Saint-Pierre (St Julien)) A dark wine, with a crimson rim. And on the nose a dark fruit character, not well defined, masked somewhat by some sweet honeyed oak. But there is a nice perfume here peeking through at times. An attractively cool style, the fruit well defined compared to the aromatics on the nose, the texture quite creamy but well framed and with well described edges. There are some very polished tannins, with just a hint of grain to them, veering towards a touch of chewiness later in the palate. Good acids though. A promising and perhaps undervalued wine, with a lovely perfumed finish.
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