The 2014 Tour Saint-Christophe is powerful, deep and intense…
93 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2014 Tour Saint-Christophe comes from Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, the lieu-dit Cassevert, where proprietor Peter Kwok has built some quite startling terraces on the slope to improve the terroir (apparently recruited from Spain as only they possess the technical know-how). My, what a Saint Emilion this is. It has a very well-defined bouquet with crisp, pure mineral-rich red and black fruit. I like the focus here; there is an intention to perform at the top level that comes through where it matters—in the glass. The palate is silky smooth with a fine line of acidity, layers of red cherry and blueberry fruit, leading to a detailed and very satisfying, long finish. This 2014 serves notice of a new, bright kid on the block.”
91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “”The 2014 Tour Saint-Christophe is powerful, deep and intense, just as it was from the bottle. Readers should expect an opulent, voluptuous Saint-Émilion built on textural richness. Dark cherry, mocha, licorice, and spice infuse the expressive finish. Tour Saint-Christophe continues to move in the right direction under the leadership of Peter Kwok. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.”
94 Points, James Suckling: “Fantastic aromas of blackberries, flowers, chalk, and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Intense and structured. Give it two or three years to soften.”
Château Tour Saint Christophe 2014 has a color of a beautiful intensity. The mature nose immediately immerses us in a mixture of crushed red fruit such as strawberry, raspberry, and currant. These notes mingle with more spicy, peppery, camphor and slightly licorice aromas. Its mineral character is present throughout the tasting. In the mouth, the attack is fresh and well-balanced with tension that gives depth. The tannins are delicate and precise while still young. The finish is long and silky, expressing the ripe fruit and its chalky side, characteristic of the terroir. Very elegant wine with great aging potential.