Chateau Saint-Pierre

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  • Monday 13 July 2009

Address:
Domaines Henri Martin
33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 56 59 08 18

Website: www.chateau-saint-pierre.com

Email: domainemartin@wanadoo.fr

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Saint-Julien, 4ème cru classé, 17ha, gravel on gravel-sand-clay

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot Noir 15%, Cabernet Franc 10%

History:

Saint-Pierre is among Médoc's oldest estates - the château has 15th century elements while the vineyard was known in the 17th century as Serançan, when it belonged to Marquis de Cheverry. The modern name came a century later: the estate was acquired by Baron de Saint-Pierre in the late 1700s, and on his death passed to his daughters. Then followed a complex history of ownership, involving divisions (the origins of Château du Glana and later Lalande-Borie) and re-acquistions, mostly featuring descendants of Saint-Pierre, the Bontemps-Dubarry family, and purchaser Léon Sevaistre (both names appended to Château Saint-Pierre at various times). In 1982, the estate came to Henri Martin, owner of nearby Château Gloria. Under him, and today daughter Françoise and husband Jean-Louis Triaud, the wine's reputation has steadily climbed.

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Tasting notes:

2009 en primeur

2008 en primeur

2007 panel tasting

2007 en primeur

2006 panel tasting

2006 en primeur

2005 panel tasting

2005 en primeur

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