Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Vieux Château Saint André reveals a subtle, very pretty nose of kirsch, Black Forest cake and black raspberries with hints of red roses, fragrant earth and ground cloves. The medium to full-bodied palate is softly textured, understated and refreshing, finishing with a lively mineral skip in its step. This is a beautifully crafted Montagne Saint-Émilion that will appeal to those that adore soft-spoken wines of restraint and a quiet kind of intensity.
92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Apr 2021)
The 2018 Vieux Château Saint André is owned by the Berrouet family, of course, synonymous with Petrus. It has a lovely nose of lilting red berry fruit and a light saline influence, hints of orange blossom emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and very well-judged acidity. This Montagne Saint-Émilion has a bit of bite, especially on the tensile finish. Berrouet’s magic touch shows here.
91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Mar 2021)