Chateau Saint Pierre 1996

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
Tawny and terracotta colour shows the maturity. Surprising aromas of sweet fruits, cassis, under mulch, and sous bois. Still fresh and shows youthful character but the wine is clearly developed. Cassis, currants, leather, mushroom, pipe tobacco and cherry on the palate. This is very structured with high tannins which have softened and a great core of fruit balancing the mature characters. Finishes long and powerful. Would have been a monster in its youth but delicious now. SEBASTIAN ZOTTI, PWS

Just emerging from a relatively disjointed, awkward stage, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers up notes of new saddle leather, a hint of chocolate, black currants, and earth. The wine is medium-bodied, relatively tannic, yet has good underlying sweetness. It still seems a bit disjointed and potentially too austere, but time will tell. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. Last tasted, 3/02. ROBERT PARKER 2003