France, Saint-Émilion

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
Saint-Émilion is where history and world-class wines collide. Medieval architecture surrounds exceptional vineyards in the heart of Bordeaux, where conditions are ideal for varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The soils are diverse, with a combination of gravel, sand, clay and limestone while slopes and plateaus provide excellent drainage.
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  1. Chateau Dalem 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    Eric Bissenot is the eonologist who consults for Châteaux Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild, plus super-seconds such as Léoville Las Cases and Ducru-Beaucaillou. The early ripening nature of this vintage is the undisputable hallmark of this so ... Learn More
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  2. Chateau Poesia 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    The history of Château Poesia is marked by its acquisition by Hélène Garcin and Patrice Leveque in 2014. Previously Château Poesia was known as Château Haut Villet. His name “Poesia” comes from the other estates – located ... Learn More
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  3. Chateau Pierre 1er 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    Formerly Château Croix Figeac, now château Pierre 1er as a tribute to the owner’s father Pierre Dutruilh Amazing terroir! 11 ha of the same plot of vines, located between the Château Cheval Blanc and Figeac on 3 different ... Learn More
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  4. Chateau Pierre 1er 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Formerly Château Croix Figeac, now château Pierre 1er as a tribute to the owner’s father Pierre Dutruilh Amazing terroir! 11 ha of the same plot of vines, located between the Château Cheval Blanc and Figeac on 3 different ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  5. Chateau Saintayme 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific ... Learn More
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  6. Chateau Belle-Vue 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    Deep purple-black in colour, the nose is more open at the core of the wine than the Le Petit Cheval, strutting out of the glass with bold, ripe black cherries, cassis, warm plums and raspberry preserves notes. With coaxing, a ... Learn More
  7. Chateau Couvent Des Jacobins 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classe Vine Age From 15 to 55 years-old vines Organic farming certified by ECOCERT France (Certified in 2020) Hand-Harvests in small buckets Double sorting (vine and table at the chai) 100 % gravity-based, no sulfates Pre-fermentation soaking of 2-5 days ... Learn More
  8. Chateau Fonbel St. Emilion 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Chateau Fonbel has a long, ancient history that dates all the way back to the times when the ancient Romans were active in St. Emilion cultivating grapes for wine. However, the modern era for Chateau Fonbel starts in 1971, when Alain ... Learn More
  9. Chateau Dalem 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Eric Bissenot is the eonologist who consults for Châteaux Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild, plus super-seconds such as Léoville Las Cases and Ducru-Beaucaillou. The early ripening nature of this vintage is the undisputable hallmark of this so ... Learn More
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  10. Chateau Kirwan 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND 2023)
    Château Kirwan is a wine that is produced from the best parcels of the vineyard that have mainly gravel soils, but some are also clay. The fruit is picked and sorted twice by hand, then vinified in separate batches ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  11. Chateau Corbin 2018 375ml (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This 13-hectare vineyard is situated northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion. The vines are an average of 30 years old and are planted to a mix of sand and clay-based soils. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Corbin opens with seductive ... Learn More
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  12. Chateau Laroque St Emilion 2018 (En Primeur)
    A magnificent Grand Cru Classa, Chateau Laroque shines bright, established on the most beautiful limestone terroir of the Saint-Emilion appellation, on the right bank of Bordeaux. With 61 hectares of vines planted on a a clay plateau upon a subsoil of ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
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  13. Chateau Lassegue 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    This Saint Emilion Grand Cru belongs to Pierre Seillan, the winemaker from esteemed Californian estate Vérité. This up and coming estate is located just north east of the town of Saint-Emilion and up the road from world-renowned Chateaux such ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  14. Chateau Haut Brisson 2018 (Ex Chateau)
    The 2018 Haut-Brisson comes from Vignonet and Monbousquet in Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse, from the lieu-dit Laroque. It is blended of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and has 14.6% alcohol. It is aging in 35% new, 35% one-year-old and 30% two-year-old barrels for an anticipated 18 months. It has ... Learn More
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  15. Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2014
    Vieux Chateau Saint André belongs to Jean-Claude Berrouet who was the winemaker at Petrus for 44 years until his retirement in 2007. Berrouet was recruited to be winemaker and technical director for Etablissement Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964 where he was responsible for the ... Learn More
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  16. Chateau Poesia 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    The history of Château Poesia is marked by its acquisition by Hélène Garcin and Patrice Leveque in 2014. Previously Château Poesia was known as Château Haut Villet. His name “Poesia” comes from the other estates – located ... Learn More
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    Decanter
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  17. Chateau La Fleur Penin 2018
    "Our estate has been family owned since its beginnings in 1854, when it was bought by Louis Carteyron and his son Jacques. For many years, the production was divided between fruit and wine." Hubert Carteyron began direct sales of Château ... Learn More
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  18. Vieux Chateau Saint Andre 2015
    Vieux Chateau Saint André belongs to Jean-Claude Berrouet who was the winemaker at Petrus for 44 years until his retirement in 2007. Berrouet was recruited to be winemaker and technical director for Etablissement Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964 where he was responsible for the ... Learn More
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  19. Chateau La Fleur Penin 2016
    "Our estate has been family owned since its beginnings in 1854, when it was bought by Louis Carteyron and his son Jacques. For many years, the production was divided between fruit and wine." Hubert Carteyron began direct sales of Château ... Learn More
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  20. Chateau Fombrauge 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Located around Saint-Christophe des Bardes, the Chateau Fombrauge vineyard covers 58 hectares of vines aged 37 years on average. A uniquely generous and dark-fruited wine from Saint Emilion, with black currant and savoury themes producing a very rounded and complete, modern and ... Learn More
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  21. Chateau Jacobins 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Grand Cru Classe Vine Age From 15 to 55 years-old vines Organic farming certified by ECOCERT France (Certified in 2020) Hand-Harvests in small buckets Double sorting (vine and table at the chai) 100 % gravity-based, no sulfates Pre-fermentation soaking of 2-5 days ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  22. Chateau Ferrand 2019 (En Primeur - Delivery 2022)
    The 2019 vintage is characterized on the nose by a beautiful burst of fresh fruit. Merlot brings notes smooth and velvety counterbalanced by Cabernet Franc which provides structure tannic and freshness with a finish of great finesse. A balanced wine marked ... Learn More
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  23. Chateau Laroze 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Laroze bursts from the glass with warm plums, baked cherries and mulberries with hints of chocolate box, tapenade and camphor. Full, rich and opulent with bags of black fruit preserves and spicy sparks framed by ... Learn More
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  24. Chateau Fombrauge 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The deep ruby/purple-colored 2018 Château Fombrauge is a beauty and one of the finest examples of this cuvée to date. Smoked black fruits, tobacco, graphite, and hints of chocolate all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively ... Learn More
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  25. Chateau Marquis de Calon Ségur 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The 2018 Le Marquis de Calon-Ségur is a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.9% alcohol). Deep purple-black in color, it gives up opulent scents of Indian spices, menthol and plum preserves with a core of crème de cassis, baked ... Learn More
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  26. Chateau Poesia 2019 (En Primeur - Delivery 2022)
    “The 2019 Poesia is a real beauty... Hélène Garcin-Lévêque and Patrice Lévêque turned out a gorgeous set of 2019s. The wines are deep, ample and so expressive. Readers who want to understand the diversity of ... Learn More
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  27. Chateau Franc Mayne 2019 (En Primeur - Delivery 2022)
    A Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Franc Mayne enjoys an exceptional location in the prestigious appellation. Owned by the Savare family since 2018, Chateau Franc Mayne is enjoying a great momentum of renewal. The property is beautifully represented by the ... Learn More
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  28. Chateau Clos De Bouard Montagne Saint-Emillion 2016
    The Chateau Clos de Bouard is owned by the De Bouard family who are also the owners of Angelus , the property is run by Coralie de Bouard with her Father Hubert assisting as a consultant. The property is ideally located ... Learn More
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  29. Chateau Belregard-Figeac 2015
    The 8.5 hectares of vines situated on the commune of Libourne benefit from a gravelly, meagre and highly qualitative, early ripening terroir that produces Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon at optimal maturity before the summer solstice. The majority of the ... Learn More
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  30. Chateau Rol Valentin 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The vineyards of Chateau Rol Valentin are located in two separate areas in St. Emilion. About 40% of their vines are placed on sandy soils, north of La Gomerie on the way to Cheval Blanc. The colour has a ruby ​​hue, ... Learn More
  31. Chateau Fonroque 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Deep cherry red. Intense Ribena-like blackcurrant aroma and ripe cherry. Very sweet and pure. Chewy but velvety texture. Rich, soft and supple, though everything is up front. Thick with tannins but not in the least astringent. Needs to slim down ... Learn More
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  32. Chateau Queyron Pindefleurs St-Emilion 2016
    Decanter Wine Awards No.1 Bordeaux! The vineyards of Château Queyron Pindefleurs are located at the foot of the southern hillsides of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion. Since 1937 the Fillon family has cultivated this exceptional terroir with passion and pride ... Learn More
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  33. Chateau Barde-Haut 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Showing brilliantly, the 2018 Château Barde-Haut comes from a beautiful, cooler terroir on the eastern side of Saint-Emilion. It has a wonderful sense of purity and elegance as well as ripe black cherry and blueberry fruits to go with medium ... Learn More
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  34. Chateau Saint Georges Cote Pavie 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The wine Château saint georges cote pavie is a Red wine produced in the Bordeaux region in France, by Château Saint-Georges Côte Pavie. The notes of red fruits are very concentrated, behind them develop a wide range ... Learn More
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  35. Chateau Croix Canon Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014
    Croix Canon, Chateau Canon’s second wine, is crafted with the same precision as this Premier Grand Cru Classé. This is a complex wine, with fruity and mineral notes, a taut, well-integrated texture, and a harmonious aromatic range. Croix Canon ... Learn More
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  36. Chateau Kirwan 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Château Kirwan is a wine that is produced from the best parcels of the vineyard that have mainly gravel soils, but some are also clay. The fruit is picked and sorted twice by hand, then vinified in separate batches ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  37. Chateau Chauvin 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Checking in as a mix of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Château Chauvin is a rich, powerful wine that clearly ranks with the finest wines from this address in the past decade ... Learn More
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  38. Chateau Corbin 2018 750ml (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This 13-hectare vineyard is situated northwest of the town of Saint-Émilion. The vines are an average of 30 years old and are planted to a mix of sand and clay-based soils. Deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Corbin opens with seductive ... Learn More
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  39. Chateau Le Prieure 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Since the 16th century, the Château Le Prieuré vineyard has been cultivated in the heart of Saint-Émilion. The Château Le Prieuré 2020 seduces with its complex and elegant nose marked by subtle spicy fragrances. Structured and beautifully fine, ... Learn More
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  40. Ch Fleur Cardinale 2018 (Bonded En Primeur)
    Ripe and juicy, this is a delicious wine with its fine tannins and acidity already in harmony. The structure of the wine is powerful with a dry core that will broaden out as the wine matures. ... Learn More
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