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1986 Château SAINT-PIERRE / 4th Growth Saint Jilien

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1986 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

An excellent bottle from the great '86 vintage.
Label complete and unsullied. Ditto the embossed capsule covering a firm cork. Level: Base of Neck, normal for age.

Still powerful, backward, muscular, and concentrated, with high tannin and some earthy, leathery, cherry and black currant fruit notes, this brawny, relatively muscular, corpulent wine is a bit rustic but still impressive. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Last tasted, 3/02.
Robert Parker Jr. Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition

Some rather more recent Cellartracker comments (avge 90.1)

2/27/2018 - WINEAPPRECIATION WROTE:91 Points
Faded blueberry, mild sous bois, cigar box, graphite, gravel; pure, refined, though somewhat one dimensional, slightly hollowed, good gradual lasting finish

11/7/2018 - JMOORE431 WROTE:91 Points
Gunakadeit has it exactly! 91/92

Pipe tobacco and cedar with red fruit. Mellow and smooth with nice aromatics (better after a 3 hour decant). Really classic old school Bordeaux.

5/31/2016 - EJMWINE LIKES THIS WINE:89 Points
Definitely ready to drink. Tannins are mellow, fruit level is subtle.

I was very worried as the bottle showed signs of seepage - stained label, and the cork broke in half on removal, but I was able to get it out without wine contact. Small crystals on the bottom of the cork - a good sign.
And this wine was a treat, very mellow and fascinating. Beautiful nose, lovely taste with all the tannins integrated, amplifying the really robust fruit. Almost a nutty finish.

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Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: None
The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Via PARCELFORCE 48h, single bottles via Royal Mail. All packed in 'mail safe' special boxes by The Wine Box Co.
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