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2000 Château Les Grandes-Murailles

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 8012680 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $150
Item Sold Amount Date
I8017998 2 $175 Dec 5, 2021
I8017997 2 $150 Dec 5, 2021
I8000362 2 $150 Nov 14, 2021
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

91Wine Spectator

Roses, with berries and fresh tobacco. Mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Refined and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.