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We are thrilled to have the fantastic 2019 Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe from Tour Saint Christophe in stock. We have had the opportunity to taste this wine several times over the past couple of years while touring Bordeaux. This is a stunning right bank Bordeaux exhibiting perfectly ripened fruit and fantastic purity. The classic dark fruited character and intensity from the outstanding 2019 vintage is on full display!

We recently featured the 2020 vintage, which was a big hit with our customers and sold out in less than one day!

This classic right-bank blend boasts a score of 96 Points from James Suckling who called this wine, "expressive and glorious" and a "Fantastic relative value."

Decanter and Vinous both gave this wine 95 Points as well!

Château Tour Saint Christophe is located in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes in the appellation of Saint-Émilion. The vineyard overlooks beautiful centuries-old dry stone terraces on a clay-limestone terroir. The chateau was acquired by Peter Kwok and his daughter Karen in 2012. Together, they have taken great pains to restore the historic vineyards. The redesigned and renovated cellars also reflect their ongoing commitment to quality.

The vineyard, with vines of an average age of thirty years is orientated South-Southwest and benefits from an ideal exposure to the sun and has perfect natural drainage conditions. The grapes are hand-harvested block by block at optimum ripeness and these small parcels are vinified separately before blending. The wines are then aged in French oak barrels for 15 to 18 months, with 30% to 40% new.

All of the changes initiated over the last decade have highlighted the quality of the terroir and allowed for the fullest expression of this property. The regulating authority from Saint Emilion recognized the consistently delicious wines being produced and upgraded Tour Saint Christophe to Grand Cru Classé in 2022.

Château Tour Saint Christophe is a full-bodied, intensely fruited wow wine and total blockbuster that should not be missed! This is delicious now, but will age gracefully for years. We only have a limited amount available, when it's gone it's gone!

JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS - "Beautiful, intense fruit, dark-earth and chocolate character on the nose. Full-bodied with great density and plush, fine tannins that give a fine-velvet texture. It’s extremely long, polished and sophisticated. Needs time to come together, but expressive and glorious. Fantastic relative value."

DECANTER 95 POINTS - "Still available in the UK for an absurdly low price for the quality, this gorgeous wine combines the cooler blue fruit appeal of the 2016 (not quite as sensual today as the 2015), with better density. The palate is more subtle in its opulence than the 2015 and with a fresher finish. A grand example of this underrated terroir, which I had visited back in 2021. Give it a few more years to soften the tannins."

VINOUS 95 POINTS - "The 2019 Tour Saint Christophe builds on the promise it showed from barrel. This sample was actually tasted at my home, where I afforded it a two-hour decant. It revealed precocious yet controlled blackberry and blueberry fruit scents, with that violet component still intact. The tannins have not lost any of their grippiness or assertiveness. This is a Saint-Émilion that is in for the long haul. Great potential."
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    29th Dec 2023

    Kenneth Buchanan


    Needs aging and mellowing

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