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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.

1966 Château Cheval-Blanc

375ml

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

MB  *****   

1998 Château Cheval-Blanc

Lightly elevated cork

WS  98   
RP  96+    
ST  95+    
JR  19   

1964 Château Pavie

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1964 Château Pavie

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1964 Château Pavie

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2000 Château Pavie

RP  100   
WS  96   
ST  95   
JR  17   
10 available
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2000 Château Pavie

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  96   
ST  95   
JR  17   

2008 Château Pavie-Macquin

RP  94+    
VN  93   
WS  91   
JR  16   
3 available
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2015 Château Pavie-Macquin

375ml

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WS  96   
WA  94   
DE  94   
JR  16   

1964 Château Figeac

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

JR  19.5   
WA  97   
WS  93   

2005 Château Figeac

Light capsule condition issue

WS  95   
JS  95   
ST  92   
JR  17.5   
4 available
Bid *

2001 Château Valandraud

WA  95   
ST  91+    

2015 Clos Fourtet

375ml

Light label condition issue

JD  98   
VN  97   
WS  96   
JS  96   
WA  94+    
JR  16   

2017 Clos Fourtet

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

VN  96   
WE  96   
JD  96   
WS  95   
JS  94   
WA  93+    
JR  15.5   

2009 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)

RP  100   
WS  95   
JS  94   
ST  92+    
JR  17   
3 available
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2010 Château Beausejour (Duffau Lagarrosse)

RP  100   
JS  98-99   
WS  95   
ST  95   
4 available
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2005 Château La Mondotte

RP  99   
ST  96   
WS  95-100   
JR  15   

2009 Château La Mondotte

WS  96   
RP  95-98+    
ST  95   
3 available
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2009 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  96   
RP  95   
ST  92   
WS  #23 of 2012   
2 available
Bid *

2009 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

WS  96   
RP  95   
ST  92   
WS  #23 of 2012   

2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

WA  97   
WS  96   
WS  #2 of 2018   
12 available
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2015 Château Canon-La-Gaffeliere

WA  97   
WS  96   
WS  #2 of 2018   
2 available
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2003 Château Larcis-Ducasse

RP  90   
WS  89-91   
JR  15   

2005 Château Larcis-Ducasse

RP  100   
WS  94   
ST  94   
3 available
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2012 Château Larcis-Ducasse

RP  95   
WS  93   
VN  91   
JR  16   
5 available
Bid *