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

  • 2009

    VINTAGE 2009

    TASTING NOTES

    A sombre red wine with ruby tints attended by a bouquet of cassis indicating the presence of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) in the blend, toasty notes, and a deeply aromatic palate with hints of redcurrant, plum and blackberry. Round, mouth-filling and well balanced at the attack, the palate evolves in the same spirit, unveiling silky tannins and a long finish. A superb Médoc crafted in a legendary vintage.

    AGEING

    At its best from 2017.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Médaille d'Argent - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011
    Citation - Guide Hachette des Vins 2013

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    Clad in an elegant, deep red, this wine is displays intense, fresh red and black fruit aromas set off by elegant oak – the result of ageing in excellent quality oak barrels. The ample, powerful palate supported by perfectly ripe, smooth tannins possesses outstanding fruitiness with creamy extract that makes the finish go on and on.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2014, but has fine cellaring potential.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Gold medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2012

  • 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