VIEUX CHATEAU SAINT ANDRE 2014

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VCCS201410 UCAU
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Vieux Chateau Saint André belongs to Jean-Claude Berrouet who was the winemaker at Petrus for 44 years until his retirement in 2007. Berrouet was recruited to be winemaker and technical director for Etablissement Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964 where he was responsible for the production of their complete range of wines from Pomerol and St. Emilion. These estates included over a dozen properties among which were Chateaux Magdelaine, Trotanoy and Petrus. He carried out this role for 44 vintages. Berrouet retired formally from winemaking in 2007, but with the help of his son, Jean-François Berrouet, has continued to work as a technical consultant for wineries in Israel, Argentina, China and France. JC Berrouet owns the 8 hectare Vieux Chateau St-Andre in Montagne St Emilion, which he runs with his son Jean-François. Upon his retirement, Christian Moueix said “Jean-Claude Berrouet’s contribution has not only been lengthy, but also, immeasurable. With a lifelong passion in poetry as well as wine, his philosophy has been for the wines to express their terroir, always favoring elegance over extraction. The 8 hectare estate produces a wine that is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cool, steely and pure. The fruit definition and poise on show is ele(more...)
Vieux Chateau Saint André belongs to Jean-Claude Berrouet who was the winemaker at Petrus for 44 years until his retirement in 2007. Berrouet was recruited to be winemaker and technical director for Etablissement Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964 where he was responsible for the production of their complete range of wines from Pomerol and St. Emilion. These estates included over a dozen properties among which were Chateaux Magdelaine, Trotanoy and Petrus. He carried out this role for 44 vintages. Berrouet retired formally from winemaking in 2007, but with the help of his son, Jean-François Berrouet, has continued to work as a technical consultant for wineries in Israel, Argentina, China and France. JC Berrouet owns the 8 hectare Vieux Chateau St-Andre in Montagne St Emilion, which he runs with his son Jean-François. Upon his retirement, Christian Moueix said “Jean-Claude Berrouet’s contribution has not only been lengthy, but also, immeasurable. With a lifelong passion in poetry as well as wine, his philosophy has been for the wines to express their terroir, always favoring elegance over extraction. The 8 hectare estate produces a wine that is a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cool, steely and pure. The fruit definition and poise on show is ele(more...)

Scores & Reviews

89 / 100

Decanter

Impressive, firm, tight, and well extracted – this is a great expression that should age well. It should be very enjoyable within four years or more. There is a good quality of tannins and plump black fruits. The fruit has the savoury, austere edge found in many 2017s, but there is a lot to appreciate here from the winemaker, Geoff Berrouet. Drinking Window 2020 - 2028