90pts James Suckling
A very floral and gently leafy edge with lighter red fruit, leading to a very smoothly fleshy, red-fruited palate that’s sleek, even and elegant. Drink or hold.
Nice nose of crushed berries. Black cherry, licorice, elegant on the palate and well balanced. Round wine, good structure with elegant tannins on a finish with slightly oaky notes. The minerality that is specific to Tour Saint Christophe is well represented here.
After hand-picking with plastic crates and a first selection of the grapes in the vineyard, these arrive in the winery where they are destalked and carefully sorted once more.
Fermentation is carried out in temperature controlled concrete tanks. Barrels are filled just after the running off and the malo-lactic fermentation is done in them.
Blend: 90% Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc