It is recognized that Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four major appellations of the Médoc, but what grandeur! The appellation can indeed boast of having the highest concentration of “crus classés en 1855”: 11 out of 900 hectares. There are no small wines in Saint-Julien… It is even said that Saint-Julien is the quintessence of Médocs.
Between the tenderness and femininity of Margaux and the power of Pauillac, it is the wine in the happy medium. From the one, it would have the graceful roundness, the fruit and the delicacy, from the other the robustness and the structure. In general, the wines of Saint-Julien are characterized by their superb harmony and their great finesse, the elegance of their fine and typical aromas with nuances of red fruits and undergrowth, their quality tannic support, their very beautiful sap. and their wealth.
The Haut-Médoc appellation, for its part, represents no less than 4,567 hectares on a soil mainly composed of layers of Garonne gravel where the presence of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot makes it a known and recognized terroir.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Chateau St Pierre sings of baked black cherries, mulberries and Christmas cake with suggestions of dark chocolate, star anise and cardamom. Full-bodied and firmly textured with ripe, grainy tannins, it has tons of muscular black fruit with lovely freshness lifting the finish. [95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown– March 2020, robertparker.com]