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2018 Château Palatin

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Latest Sale Price

January 17, 2021 - $33



91-92James Suckling

...with blackberry and blueberry character, medium to firm tannins and a fresh finish. Minerally character to the tannins.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...with baked cherries, warm plums and mulberries scents plus suggestions of dried herbs, spice cake and underbrush. Medium-bodied, juicy and refreshing, it has a soft texture and lively finish.

89-91Jeb Dunnuck

...a pretty, medium-bodied effort that has lively notes of smoked dark fruits, black cherries, chocolate, and earth. It has ripe tannins and an excellent texture and finish...

88-90Vinous / IWC

...a very floral bouquet... The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. It is smooth in texture...


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.