Château Saint-Hilaire AOC Medoc Red - Technical sheet

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Château Saint-Hilaire

AOC Medoc Red

The vineyard of Château Saint-Hilaire was created in 1982 in Jau Dignac Loirac, on deep, gravel soils overlooking the Gironde Estuary. Adrien Uijttewaal gradually expanded the estate to the neighbouring village of Queyrac, with its terroir of gravelly knolls and clay subsoil, by steadily planting new vines and the acquisition of vines of around 30 years in age. This excellent terroir yields wines with all the finesse and elegance typical of the Médoc appellation and which have been made on the estate, in a modern winemaking facility, only since 1995. Château Saint-Hilaire became a Cru Bourgeois with the revision of the classification in 2003.

Technical sheets

  • 2012

    VINTAGE 2012

    TASTING NOTES

    This deeply coloured wine reveals a highly complex aromatic palette on the nose ranging from black-berried fruit to roasted, toasty notes. On the palate, the attack is generous and supple, giving way to a delicious sensation of density and softness. A wine robustly structured yet delicate at the same time, evolving to a gentle, flavoursome finish with fine length.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2015, but has fine cellaring potential.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Silver medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2014

  • 2015

    VINTAGE 2015

    TASTING NOTES

    This still youthful wine is crimson-hued with purple tints. The powerful, refined nose is a marriage of red-berried fruit with elegant oak and strong hints of spice. The front-of-palate displays plump, creamy extract, the mid-palate revealing a balanced structure that gives this wine fine length. An excellent wine from an exceptional year. A few years’ patience will be required to taste it at its peak.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2017, but can be cellared for 8-10 years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours des Grands Vins de France - Macon 2017
    Bronze medal - Challenge International du Vin - Bourg et Blaye 2017