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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.

1978 Château Cheval-Blanc

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

MB  ****   

1986 Château Cheval-Blanc

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  93   
JR  18.5   
MB  **/**   

2015 Château Cheval-Blanc

WA  100   
JS  99   
WS  98   

2015 Château Cheval-Blanc

Light capsule condition issue

WA  100   
JS  99   
WS  98   

2015 Arômes de Pavie

JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  92   
WS  90   
12 available
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2015 Arômes de Pavie

JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  92   
WS  90   

2015 Arômes de Pavie

JS  95   
WA  92   
VN  92   
WS  90   
5 available
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2000 Château Pavie

RP  100   
WS  96   
ST  95   
JR  17   

2015 Château Pavie

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
WS  98   

2015 Château Pavie

WA  98   
WS  98   

1995 Château Angelus

Light label condition issue

WS  95   
ST  93   
RP  92+    

2005 Château Angelus

RP  100   
JS  97   
ST  96   
WS  95   
JR  18   

2000 Château Monbousquet

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage

RP  93   
ST  92   

2009 Château Monbousquet

WS  94   
RP  93   
ST  92   
JR  15   

2012 Château Monbousquet

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
JS  92   
VN  91   
RP  90   
JR  15   

2006 Château Pavie-Macquin

Light label condition issue

WS  93   
RP  92+    
ST  92+    

2015 Petit-Figeac

JH  92   
WE  92   
WA  91   
WS  91   
JR  17   
2 available
Bid *

2015 Château Valandraud

Light label condition issue

JD  99   
VN  98   
JS  98   
WA  96+    
WS  95   
JR  17.5   

2002 Château Troplong-Mondot

Light capsule condition issue

WS  91   
8 available
Bid

2002 Château Troplong-Mondot

WS  91   
3 available
Bid

2002 Château Troplong-Mondot

Capsule condition issue; base neck fill

WS  91   

2000 Clos Fourtet

Light label condition issue

WS  92   
RP  90+    
3 available
Bid

2015 Château Canon

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Light case condition issue

VN  100   
JS  100   
WS  97   
WA  96   

1996 Château La Mondotte

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
ST  91+    
3 available
Bid *

2005 Château La Mondotte

RP  99   
ST  96   
WS  95-100   
JR  15   
3 available
Bid *