Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews (Saint-Emilion)

 

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe

Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

 

2017 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

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94 Points James Suckling

Dense and layered red with dark berry, volcanic ash and white pepper. Full-bodied, layered and chewy. Muscular.

94 Points Vinous

The 2017 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe is another in a series of brilliant wines from proprietor Peter Kwok and consultant Michel Rolland. The 20% Cabernet Franc adds striking brightness to play off the dense, dark Merlot in this plush, beautifully nuanced Saint-Émilion. Already impeccably balanced, the 2017 appears to have a very promising future. Mocha, espresso, wild flowers and mint add the closing shades of nuance. Tasted three times.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The tentative blend of the 2017 Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it’s purely scented of fresh blackberries, blackcurrants and mulberries with touches of pencil shavings and lavender. The palate is medium-bodied, finely crafted and refreshing in the mouth with firm, fine-grained tannins and an herbal lift on the finish.

2016 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

97 Points James Suckling

This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe is made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It was aged in 40% new, 40% one-year-old and 20% two-year-old oak for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of roses, chocolate-covered cherries, redcurrant jelly and cinnamon stick with touches of cigar box and forest floor. Big, full-bodied and richly fruited yet with great tension, it has a compellingly perfumed palate and gorgeous velvety texture with great persistence.

2015 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $40.00

96 Points James Suckling

Intense aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and spices. Hints of limestone and a graphite edge also come out now. Full-bodied, structured and muscular. Layered and intense. Dark berries and hints of sea salt on the finish. Steely minerality and freshness. Wow. Drink in 2024 but so interesting to taste.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

This is a perfumed, minty wine, attractive and freshly fruity. It has great acidity and fine, firm tannins, ripe and potentially with a generous, full texture.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, matured for 18 months in oak, 40% new, the 2015 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe is deep garnet-purple in color with notes of wild blueberries, plum preserves and fruitcake plus touches of dried flowers and underbrush. The concentrated, full-bodied palate is packed with ripe blue and black fruits, supported by a solid foundation of plush, velvety tannins and finishes with wonderful length.

2014 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

94 Points James Suckling

Fantastic aromas of blackberries, flowers, chalk, and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Intense and structured. Give it two or three years to soften.

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2014 Tour Saint-Christophe comes from Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, the lieu-dit Cassevert, where proprietor Peter Kwok has built some quite startling terraces on the slope to improve the terroir (apparently recruited from Spain as only they possess the technical know-how). My, what a Saint Emilion this is. It has a very well-defined bouquet with crisp, pure mineral-rich red and black fruit. I like the focus here; there is an intention to perform at the top level that comes through where it matters—in the glass. The palate is silky smooth with a fine line of acidity, layers of red cherry and blueberry fruit, leading to a detailed and very satisfying, long finish. This 2014 serves notice of a new, bright kid on the block.

2013 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

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2012 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

93 Points James Suckling

Incredible chalk and salt character with minerals and cocoa as well as berries. Full-bodied, tightly wound and long. So much going on. From Hong Kong’s Kwok family who also owns Haut-Brisson in St. Emilion. This is the first year they made. Located next door to Barde-Haut. Better in 2017. Exciting new wine.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

An attractive wine from another member of the Chinese Kwok family, the 2012 Tour Saint Christophe has a dense ruby/purple color, appealing cassis and blackcurrant fruit, medium body, foresty floral notes, wood and spice. The color is deep and the wine rich, multi-dimensional and complex. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. This is an estate to watch carefully as quality soars.

2011 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

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2010 Chateau Tour Saint Christophe Reviews

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