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2020 Ch. Pierre 1er St. Emilion Grand Cru

Juicy and Delicious For Now or Later
April 9, 2024


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Ch. Pierre


For great price, value, and current enjoyment, Ch. Pierre 1er was one of the favorites of our 2020 tasting last fall. It is made to be enjoyed young


A family property since 1984, Château Pierre 1er has 11 ha on one plot near the Pomerol border between Châteaux Cheval Blanc and Figeac.

An average age of 34 generates a high quality of wine at early maturity. The grape varieties are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc vines, averaging 35 years. Harvesting is done manually.

The grapes are sorted and destemmed. After a cold maceration, fermentation is done in temperature-controlled vats. The wine is aged 50% in new barrels and 50% one year for about a year before bottling. 


Critics loved it as much as our clients.


" Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Pierre 1er comes barreling out of the glass with bold scents of baked blackberries, stewed black plums, and mince pie, plus hints of menthol, black olives, and charcoal. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with juicy black fruits, supported by finely grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and layered." Wine Advocate 


"Nicely done. In fact, this is one of the better recent vintages I can remember tasting. Inky and voluptuous, the 2020 offers quite a bit of richness, but with better balance than has been the case in the last few years. Dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice and cloves add to the wine's somber yet beguiling personality. This extroverted Saint-Émilion has quite a bit to offer." Antonio Galloni Vinous 


"Ripe blue fruits on the nose, chewy and plush tannins, but not too heavy or thick, more textured and finely mouthcoating but with ripe and cool blue fruits rather than heady perfumed black fruits which gives freshness more than overt power or concentration. Still quite sticky and chewy, ripe with plenty of fresh strawberry and cherry. Stops a little short, the texture just taking control but nice elements here. Feels well worked, just forward and overt right now. Does have an element of restraint and I like the gentle, defined salty touch on the end. Full and powerful right now, yet still with charm." - Georgie Hindle Decanter


Critics Consensus Excellent


2020 Ch Pierre 1er, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Was $35, Now $29.99,

case of twelve $299.88 (29.99), wood case of 6 $161.94 (26.99)


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