About Chateau Saint Pey 2016 Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Owned by Clarence Grosdidier and Frederic Stevenin and since its creation, Chateau de Saint-Pey stood out for the quality of its wine. The owners give the greatest care to the culture of the vineyard and the vinification. The soil – sandy on the surface then loamy – lies on a limestone and clay and limestone subsoil and reflects the terroir of Saint-Emilion. The vine stocks are 40 years old on average and produce wines made of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The quality and consistency enabled Chateau Saint-Pey's wines to build up an international reputation and to be regularly awarded in international wine competitions.
This wine from the outstanding 2016 vintage is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 12 months in 50% new French oak.
Vinous reviewed a barrel tasting scoring it 89-92 annd saying "The 2016 Saint Pey is dense, plush and super-expressive. Scents of mocha, spice and dried flowers make a strong opening statement. Fleshy and resonant on the palate, the 2016 opens up nicely in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the fruit."
James Suckling scored this 92 saying "Wild red-fruit aromas with a wealth of red flowers, too. This has a quite plush, raspberry and red-plum palate and firm, long and nobly ripe tannins. Good potential. Try from 2022."