The 2019 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, with a yield of 41hl/ha. It will be aged in 49% new French oak. Deep ruby in colour with an opulent, smoky nose of incense, tobacco and cassis. The palate follows with spicy oak interlaced with fleshy black fruit. The tannins are plentiful but ripe, giving a creamy and exotic texture. This concentrated and smoky wine is modern but not overdone, and will offer hedonistic pleasure with the right level of restraint.
|Score: 17+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020|
The 2019 Saint-Pierre, the sibling of Gloria owned by Domaines Martin rather than the Right Bank estate, is an address that has rapidly become one of the go-to Saint-Juliens in recent years. The bouquet is exquisite: pure blackberry, raspberry and briary scents infused with cedar and hints of mocha, very well defined a little more generous than Gloria. The palate is fresh and detailed with grippy tannins. Very good structure here, a sturdy yet paradoxically elegant wine with a lip-smacking salinity on the long finish. Superb, absolutely superb. 2025 - 2050
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020|
Very deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Saint-Pierre comes shooting out of the glass with vibrant scents of crushed black and red currants, black raspberries and boysenberries with touches of lavender, tilled soil, pencil shavings and camphor plus a waft of red roses. The medium-bodied palate is charged with energy, featuring densely packed, muscular black and red fruits with a solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Make no mistake, this estate is on a roll!
|Score: 94/96+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020|
This shows chocolate, hazelnut and dark-fruit character. It’s full-bodied and delicious already, maintaining a real sense of balance and harmony.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020|
The 2019 Saint-Pierre (Saint-Julien) is fabulous. Graphite, gravel, lavender and inky dark fruit are some of the many notes that emerge from this potent, tightly wound Saint-Julien that is going to require at least a measure of patience. The blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot results in a virile, tannic Saint-Julien loaded with potential, but also a wine that demands cellaring.
|Score: 92/94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020|
A powerful St Julien, bedded and knitted down with layers of cassis and bilberry fruits, crushed stone and baked earth, along with a gentler waft of tobacco and black pepper spice. Needs time to open, this is a confident wine with a ton of tannin, and will require a bit of patience but you'll be richly rewarded. 55% new oak. Drinking Window 2028 - 2044
|Score: 95||Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020|