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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.

1983 Château Cheval-Blanc

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  96   
RP  93   
JR  18.5   
2 available
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1985 Château Cheval-Blanc

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; label condition issue

JR  19   
ST  93   
RP  92   
WS  92   
2 available
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2005 Château Angelus

RP  100   
JS  97   
ST  96   
WS  95   
JR  18   
5 available
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2005 Château Angelus

RP  100   
JS  97   
ST  96   
WS  95   
JR  18   
4 available
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2016 Château Angelus

WE  100   
JS  99   
WA  98+    
VN  98   
JD  97   
WS  96   
JR  17.5   
3 available
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2020 Château Angelus

JS  99   
JD  98   
WA  97   
VN  96-98   
3 available
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2005 Arômes de Pavie

RP  90   
5 available
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2005 Château Pavie

RP  100   
WS  100   
ST  96   
JR  17.5   
4 available
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2009 Château Pavie

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  96   
JR  17   
3 available
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2019 Château Figeac

VN  99   
WE  99   
JS  98   
JD  98   
WA  97   
WS  95   
JR  18.5   
4 available
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1989 Château Troplong-Mondot

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  95+    
WS  93   
3 available
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1994 Château Troplong-Mondot

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  92   
RP  90   
2 available
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1996 Château Troplong-Mondot

Light label condition issue

2 available
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1990 Château Canon

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

WA  93   
WS  91   
3 available
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2009 Château Canon

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  93   
ST  92   
3 available
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2007 Château Larcis-Ducasse

Light label condition issue

RP  92   
ST  89-92   
JR  15   
2 available
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1995 Château Monbousquet

RP  92   
WS  92   
2 available
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2009 Château Teyssier Les Asteries

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  98   
ST  93   
WE  93   
WS  92   
5 available
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2009 Château Fleur Cardinale

WS  93   
ST  92   
RP  90-92   
11 available
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2009 Château Belair-Monange

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
WS  92   
VN  90-92   
JR  16   
2 available
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2009 Château Belair-Monange

RP  94   
WS  92   
VN  90-92   
JR  16   
2 available
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2009 Clos de l'Oratoire

RP  91-93   
ST  91   
12 available
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2009 Château Faugeres

RP  93   
WS  93   
9 available
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2015 Château Barde-Haut

JD  96   
JS  95   
WS  93   
WA  92   
10 available
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2016 Château Fombrauge

Light label condition issue

VN  94   
JS  94   
WE  94   
WA  92   
WS  92   
JD  91   
JR  16.5   
9 available
Bid *