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Tour Saint Christophe 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

From the same owner as Enclos Tourmaline, and the ex-winemaker at La Violette and Le Gay, comes Tour St Christophe: a St Emilion located between Troplong Mondot and Tertre Rôteboeuf. The 20 hectare vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Tasting Notes

The 2022 Tour Saint Christophe has a nicely detailed, quite fresh and airy bouquet with ample red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied and cohesive with sappy red fruit, fine acidity and a harmonious, velvety finish. This is a lovely, delicious Saint-Émilion. 2028-2045

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023

Exhibiting notions of dark berries, blackberries and licorice, the 2022 Tour Saint Christophe is medium to full-bodied and has an enveloping texture with a fleshy core of fruit and powdery tannins leading to a long, rather concentrated finish. This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from vines planted on clay-limestone soil is a real success.

Yohan Castaing, Wine Advocate, April 2023

Iodine, crushed stone, salt, oyster shell, ink pot. Fascinating. The palate is medium- to full-bodied with a firm framing of fruit, with fine tannins and electric acidity. Exceptional. pH of 3.48 with just under 15% alcohol. Still thinking about this.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

The 2022 Tour Saint Christophe, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It bounds out of the glass with exuberant notions of baked blueberries, juicy black plums, and boysenberry preserves, followed by suggestions of star anise, crushed rocks, and cardamom. The concentrated, full-bodied palate is jam packed with black and blue fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

Inky damson, beautiful texture and glass staining colour. Smoky reduction on the nose (they do a late malolactic because it begins naturally, so this is not unusual). It clears to reveal intense dark berry fruit, oyster-shell salinity, has tension, depth and character, a little tight at this point, but this is going to age extremely well. 39hl/h , first vintage Grand Cru Classé on the labe, 25% new oak. Emmanuelle Fulchi d'Aligny techincal director, moving over from Château Angélus, and this is the first full vintage under her direction (just did the blend of 2021).

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample.
Mid crimson. Gentle, floral nose. Nothing pushed to extreme and already fairly approachable. Neat, dry finish with some alcohol on the end. Useful, attractive wine for the short term. Light tannins. Fairly short.
Drink 2026– 2036

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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