2014 Les Terrasses de Saint Christophe, St-Émilion SKU #1326009


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Château Tour Saint Christophe is located in St-Christophe-des-Bardes at the border of St-Émilion. The vineyard is unique as it is partly planted on narrow terraces and tended in tight rows. The cascading landscape unfolds on the hillside of Cassevert overlooking the St-Laurent valley. The property is home to beautiful centuries-old dry stone terraces on a clay-limestone terroir. About 1.5 km of dry-stone terraces have been repaired by hand, a two-year process. The vineyard, with vines of an average age of 30 years, is orientated south-southwest and benefits from an ideal exposure to sun and perfect natural drainage conditions. Les Terrasses de Saint Christophe is the second label of Château Tour Saint Christophe.

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  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    I sometimes help customers either bewildered by the the sheer number of Saint-Émilions - Grand Cru or otherwise - or certain that they will have to pay a fortune for a decent bottle. I understand their cautiousness, and more often than not I show them this bottle. It certainly isn't pricey, and it is unquestionably good. Here we have a 2nd wine from a Grand Cru estate that delivers the quintessential flavors of the appellation if not its upmost complexities. Cherry and cocoa, with a dusty, earthy minerality, framed by nicely ripe tannins. Ready to be enjoyed with any meat dishes or those delicious fall roasted vegetables.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2nd wine of Saint Christophe is earthy, smooth, rich and filled with blueberry and cherry fruit. This shows a deft touch of limestone and ripe tannins that will stand up to hearty food and allow for a short time in the cellar. Great value here.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    A perfect score for value vs quality. We tasted this wine on our April 2007 trip. This is the second wine of Tour St Christophe which is a rising star in Bordeaux. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, flowers, earth, and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Absolutely delicious wine now with decanting and it will cellar well for several years. Unfortunately most all of the 2017 vintage was lost because of a devastating frost in St Emilion.
    Drink from 2017 to 2025


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