2019 Chateau Tour de Pressac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

  • 95 Point Vintage, Wine Enthusiast
  • Neighbor to Château Valandraud
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About the Wine

Just 4 miles away from Château Ausone and a few hundred yards from Valandraud, two of the finest and most popular Châteaux in the world, you’ll find Chateau de Pressac, an ancient estate that dates back to medieval times, when this property was first functioning as a fortress.

The name was given because back in 1737, with the current owners started planting the grape Noir de Pressac (aka Malbec). Today, this emblematic grape is used in all the Château’s wines.

Since 1997, this superb Château is owned by Jean Francois Quentin. He is responsible for transforming and modernizing the cellar and winemaking area. Jean Francois has been pushing for high-quality wine since his arrival. Jean Francois Quenin is a rockstar in Saint-Emilion. Besides owning this recognized Château, he’s also the President of the Union of Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac, and the President of the St. Emilion Wine Council. This man sure knows his land!

Set upon a hill overlooking the valley, Pressac covers a total of 103 acres located in Saint Emilion Grand Cru. With a beautiful terroir composed of limestone and clay soils, this estate and its planted with all the great Bordeaux queens. The vineyard, located in Saint Etienne de Lisse, (very close to Valandraud, Chateau Faugeres, and Chateau Fleur Cardinale,) follows sustainable practices, and was recently certified with HEV level 3.

Aging: 12 months (partly in barrel, and partly in vat)

Tasting Notes: 72 % Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Pressac (Malbec), 2% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.


Perfumed nose of strawberries, cherries, bark, violets, cinnamon and potpourri. It’s medium-bodied with tight-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy, yet firm and structured with pretty citrus notes. Drink after 2024. ~93 James Suckling

Intense nose of dark chocolate an espresso, with layers of red and dark fruit complexity. Juicy and elegant palate. ~94 Decanter

Strong ruby ​​garnet, violet reflections, subtle ocher edge lightening. Fine cherry fruit, a hint of nougat and cassis, delicate wood nuances, candied orange zest. Medium complexity, pleasant fruit sweetness, good freshness, integrated tannins, sticks, easy to drink, a multi-faceted accompaniment to food, uncomplicated style. ~91 Falstaff

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