Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur Releases – 11th May

Perhaps ‘The’ bargain of the vintage goes to the little unknown Grand Cru Saint-Émilion  property, Château Tour Saint-Christophe, which we cannot recommend highly enough. This is the first one we have invested good volumes in – and the scores from the leading critics are extraordinarily high for a wine at this price-point.

James Suckling awards 95-96
“Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc”.

Neal Martin awards 92-94
“The 2015 Tour Saint-Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok since 2012, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 33 hl/ha between 3-16 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has an intense nose, perhaps slightly on the alcoholic side due to the Merlot (14.8%). The palate is more controlled and refined. There is still some new oak to be absorbed, but the tannins seem fine, and it is endowed with blood orange and citrus fruit lending freshness and tension on the long, sensual finish. Bottle-age will temper the nose and it should ultimately turn into a very impressive Saint Emilion”.