2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion GC


The wine is gaining its own identity with the 2014 vintage, with floral nose, mineral taste and ripe, dark fruit. The tannins ample strong, and create good texture. A 30-minute full decanting should be suitable. Scores are pretty higher: JS94, RP93 etc.

We are proud that its second wine Les Terrasses 2014 scored a stunning 95 points from Decanter, making it the publication's 'Best Right Bank Bordeaux'! What's even more exciting is that this second wine is selling just slightly less than the First Wine 2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion GC!!

Soil and microclimates similar to Valandraud and Chateau Fleur Cardinale in the warmer, Easter side of St Emilion.

Yes, it is run by a Chinese Peter Kwok in 2012 who also owns the Chateau Haut Brisson close to the famous Chateau Monbousquet or Chateau Teyssier . Peter Kwok purchased Haut Brisson in 1997 and continued adding to his portfolio of estates Chateau Enclos Tourmaline and Chateau Tourans

The 19 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Tour Saint Christophe has a terroir of clay and limestone soils, hence the wine style is pretty intense. The vineyard is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, hence there is always a certain ripeness to it with floral and fragrances . The vines are planted to a density of 6,500 vines per hectare on the older plots. New parcels are being planted to a higher vine density of 7,500 vines per hectare.

Using micro vinification techniques made famous by Michell Rolland, the grapes are whole berry fermented, using micro vinification techniques, meaning that the wine is vinified in 60% new, French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is then aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 months before bottling. Hence the tannins are smoothed. Omly 4000 cases are produced each year. All the vineyard management work is done using only organic, biodynamic, sustainable vineyard farming techniques