2016 Château Tour Saint-Christophe

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru

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  • samatoid Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 3, 2021 - I like the way this is aging. The 100 point scale is supposed to take aging into account (at least the Parker version). I don't care if the wine is Parkerized - it does not taste like anything I've had from California (not that there's anything wrong with that). It's a good wine which will get much better with age. Its Bordeaux, it has oak in it which is not too flattering at this age, but will definitely get better. The fruit is certainly rich and layered and I love the musky barrel taste on the finish. I've had about a case at various times since it started shipping, but this is the best its been. Looking forward to having it over the next couple decades.

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  • AGELVIS commented:

    5/3/21, 7:31 PM - What kind of a decant did you give this?

  • samatoid commented:

    5/3/21, 8:17 PM - Generally for all young wines we pop and pour, but drink less than 1/2 the bottle and put the cork back in and leave it on the counter. Drink the rest over the next day or two depending on the wine. We don't continue to do this if the wine is not as good or better the next day, but this wine holds up well. There are other wines that improve much more. I find that with most young Bordeaux you can't approximate the aging process very well by leaving the wine open. It just needs time to let the oak integrate (as this one does).

  • AGELVIS commented:

    5/4/21, 2:02 AM - I appreciate your insight. Cheers samatoid!

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