Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Wine

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The commune of St-Emilion, in Bordeaux, was first classified in 1955, a hundred years after the 1855 classification of the Medoc. The classification is updated every ten years and is based on tasting, which inevitably makes it controversial. The 2006 classification was recently invalidated by the courts, for example, and the 1996 one applied instead. We await 2016. In any case, wines are divided into Premier Grand Cru classe A, Premier Grand Cru classe B, and Grand Cru classe. Only Cheval Blanc  and Ch. Ausone merit the designation Premier Grand Cru classe A. Less meaningful is the term “Grand Cru,” which can be found on the labels of over a hundred different estates and is not part of the official classification.
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  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Château Martinet

    Château Martinet is a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, which are red Bordeaux blends typically produced...

  • Château Boutisse

    All prices are inclusive VAT and the cost of delivery is invoiced according to the tarif of the p...

  • Château Musset Chevalier

    This fine, ideally oriented, 16-hectare vineyard is planted with the traditional Saint Emilion gr...

  • Château du Paradis

    After a strict selection, the wines are bred for 18 months, 14 of which take place in oak barrels...

  • Château du Vieux-Guinot

    To make fine wine, it is essential to have high quality grapes. To ensure we have the highest qua...

  • Château Balestard La Tonnelle

    With vines grown upon Saint-Emilion’s renowned clay-limestone plateau, our family has been making...

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  • I've taken the liberty of posting a portion of Kermit Lynch's most recent newsletter. It's a piece Jim Harrison wrote for them nearly a decade ago on wine's significance in his life, and there are several specific examples of food and wine matching.Harrison died recently and I mourned him as another of the greats who have passed this decade. Lot... Read More

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  • Chateau Cote Puyblanquet Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011


    A complex Bordeaux that is drinkable but I suspect that the Merlot seems to overwhelm the other wines leaving it just to much for me. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • could you please tell me how much a bottle of chateau Laniote St E Milion Grand Cru Classe 1989 No.07051 would be worth kind regards Jean

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  • Château Patris Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010


    The 2010 Patris has a deep, rich cherry flan nose with cedar plank and certain ripe cigar tobacco added to the mix. The kirsch-like flavor on entry is guided by a medium strength tannin that allows for further aging... athough, if this little bit of mouth pucker does not detract, the power of this wine is evident with chewy, grainy tannin and pl... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Martinet St. Emilion Grand Cru 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Couvent des Jacobins Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2005


    Ruby red. Initially, ash, tannins, soil, bark, black pepper, cassis, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee bean. On the finish, spicy and warm with a hint of red cherry. Read More

    Wine review by 1121277Calamus 1121277 Calamus

  • DV, you crack me up.  I can only imagine how I would sound trying to post ... ... a 2009 Chateau Teyssier Saint Emilion Grand Cru, a red Bordeaux blend that is quite tasty.  According to the Wine Adovacate, it's "Opaque blue/purple, with notes of charcoal, blackberry, cassis and spring flowers as well as a hint of subtle background oak, the w... Read More

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  • Château Pipeau Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by 1121277Calamus 1121277 Calamus

  • Château Teyssier Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010


    excellent for the price. a find Read More

    Wine review by theyman

  • Chateau Edmus Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2007


    Enfin un bordeaux équilibre et ou le bois est fondu pour laisser place a de la structure. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Chateau Louvie Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2009


    One of the 100 best Bordeaux wines under 55 $ retail in the USA (Today's Bordeaux, CIVB) Read More

    Wine review by nasa

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