2020 Château Tour Saint Christophe Saint-Emilion
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of tar, black cherry, chocolate, spices and leather. Juicy black fruit, aromas of ground pepper and chalk. Rich, polished wine with fantastic texture and length. Vibrant, round and ripe tannins, fresh and tasty finish. Good drinkability from its youth, aging for a few years in the cellar will be necessary for its development in order to appreciate the wine to its full potential. Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
James Suckling - "So much black fruit, black walnuts, blueberries, wet earth, black truffles and some graphite. Medium to full body with lots of tension and focus. It runs very long with a salty undertone and some bitter, burnt lemon. Yet ever so subtle and refined."
Jeb Dunnuck - "The 2020 Château Tour Saint Christophe showed spectacularly well, and based off past vintages, this shouldn't surprise anyone. Based on 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc raised in 40% new barrels (the balance is in second- and third-fill oak), it offers a full-bodied, incredibly pure, balanced style revealing subtle oak, terrific darker, almost blue fruits, lots of chocolate, leafy herb and mineral nuances, and gorgeous tannins. It's worth pointing out that this will be the last vintage made by the talented Jérôme Aguirre. This terrific Saint-Emilion will evolve for two decades."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Tour Saint Christophe stampedes out of the glass with powerful scents of baked blackberries, stewed black plums and boysenberries, followed by suggestions of cedar chest, mocha, tar and fertile loam, with lifted wafts of licorice and cardamom. The full-bodied palate is rich and densely packed with juicy black fruits, supported by velvety tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and opulent. (93-95pts)"
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