Saint-Emilion Wine Region Summary

The wines of Saint-Emilion have a rich history that spans centuries – indeed, produce from this region on the Right Bank of Bordeaux was already being shipped to England in the 1300s, at the behest of King Edward.

The best terroir in the appellation, itself one of the largest in Bordeaux in area and production, lies on the plateau of Saint-Emilion. Here rich iron deposits, and particularly limestone beds  - which have provide insurance against the extremities of the seasons- produce wines of exquisite minerality.

This plateau, also known as the cotes, is home to some of the most desirable estates in Bordeaux, such as chateaux Ausone, Angelus, and Pavie. Closer to the border with Pomerol is the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc, which, more unusually for the Right Bank includes Cabernet Sauvignon in its first wine. Generally though, wines here are based predominantly on Merlot, sometimes with relatively high proportions of Cabernet Franc, and are generally speaking more approachable and softer in their younger years.

Saint-Emilion is unusual in having its own classification, which is the only such system that is regularly reviewed and updated. Premier Grand Cru Classe wines are the equivalent of the First Growths of the 1855 Classification. Within this category there are four Premier Grand Cru Classe A estates, and 15 who may label their produce Premier Grand Cru Classe B.

Saint-Emilion Price Analysis

High
Highest £12,000.00 Cheval Blanc, 1990
Average
Average vintage price £2,041.27

Saint-Emilion Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Valandraud 2017 Chateau Valandraud £1,025.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2016 Chateau Valandraud £1,320.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £1,075.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £550.00 6x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2014 Chateau Valandraud £871.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2013 Chateau Valandraud £1,641.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2012 Chateau Valandraud £930.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2011 Chateau Valandraud £1,596.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2010 Chateau Valandraud £2,750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2009 Chateau Valandraud £2,900.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2008 Chateau Valandraud £875.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2007 Chateau Valandraud £1,150.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2006 Chateau Valandraud £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2005 Chateau Valandraud £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2004 Chateau Valandraud £1,044.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2003 Chateau Valandraud £1,390.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2002 Chateau Valandraud £924.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2001 Chateau Valandraud £1,506.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2000 Chateau Valandraud £1,656.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1999 Chateau Valandraud £1,378.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1998 Chateau Valandraud £1,692.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1997 Chateau Valandraud £2,255.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1996 Chateau Valandraud £1,600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1995 Chateau Valandraud £1,846.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1990 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1989 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1986 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1982 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2017 Chateau Troplong Mondot £818.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2016 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,043.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2015 Chateau Troplong Mondot £847.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2015 Chateau Troplong Mondot £500.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2014 Chateau Troplong Mondot £589.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2013 Chateau Troplong Mondot £500.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2012 Chateau Troplong Mondot £634.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2011 Chateau Troplong Mondot £644.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2010 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,150.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2009 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,220.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2009 Chateau Troplong Mondot £620.00 6x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2008 Chateau Troplong Mondot £675.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2007 Chateau Troplong Mondot £620.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2006 Chateau Troplong Mondot £750.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2005 Chateau Troplong Mondot £2,100.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2004 Chateau Troplong Mondot £510.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2003 Chateau Troplong Mondot £698.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2002 Chateau Troplong Mondot £612.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2001 Chateau Troplong Mondot £720.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 2000 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,179.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1999 Chateau Troplong Mondot £738.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1998 Chateau Troplong Mondot £850.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1997 Chateau Troplong Mondot £492.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1996 Chateau Troplong Mondot £615.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1995 Chateau Troplong Mondot £850.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1990 Chateau Troplong Mondot £4,500.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1989 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,845.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1986 Chateau Troplong Mondot £750.00 12x75cl
Troplong Mondot 1982 Chateau Troplong Mondot £1,806.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2017 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2016 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,980.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2015 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2014 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,220.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2013 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2012 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2011 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £980.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2010 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,840.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2009 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £2,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2008 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,250.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2007 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2006 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2005 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £2,950.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2004 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2003 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2002 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,286.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2001 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,954.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 2000 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £3,000.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1999 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,080.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1998 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,764.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1997 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,272.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1996 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,524.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1995 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £1,974.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1989 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £2,600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1986 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £2,340.00 12x75cl
Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf 1982 Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf £4,860.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2017 Chateau Cheval Blanc POA 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,432.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,196.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2014 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,250.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2013 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,279.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,330.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,289.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,646.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,640.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2008 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,400.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2007 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,340.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2006 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,458.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,547.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,650.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2003 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,488.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2002 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,944.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,495.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc POA 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 1999 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,440.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,562.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,243.00 12x75cl
Le Petit Cheval 1996 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,432.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2017 Chateau Peby Faugeres £984.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2016 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,226.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2015 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,060.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2014 Chateau Peby Faugeres £734.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2013 Chateau Peby Faugeres £946.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2012 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,078.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2011 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,290.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2011 Chateau Peby Faugeres £650.00 6x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2010 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,250.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2009 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2008 Chateau Peby Faugeres £912.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2007 Chateau Peby Faugeres £842.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2006 Chateau Peby Faugeres £860.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2005 Chateau Peby Faugeres £3,316.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2004 Chateau Peby Faugeres £998.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2003 Chateau Peby Faugeres £801.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2002 Chateau Peby Faugeres £645.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2001 Chateau Peby Faugeres £646.00 12x75cl
Chateau Faugeres 2000 Chateau Peby Faugeres £1,723.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2017 Chateau Pavie £3,360.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £3,003.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2016 Chateau Pavie £1,735.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £2,820.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2015 Chateau Pavie £1,410.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £2,200.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2014 Chateau Pavie £1,100.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £1,975.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2013 Chateau Pavie £990.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2012 Chateau Pavie £2,500.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £2,040.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2011 Chateau Pavie £1,065.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £3,290.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2010 Chateau Pavie £1,598.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £2,950.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2009 Chateau Pavie £1,600.00 6x75cl
Pavie 2008 Chateau Pavie £2,350.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2007 Chateau Pavie £2,264.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2006 Chateau Pavie £2,450.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2005 Chateau Pavie £3,550.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2004 Chateau Pavie £2,200.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2003 Chateau Pavie £2,750.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2002 Chateau Pavie £2,513.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2001 Chateau Pavie £2,865.00 12x75cl
Pavie 2000 Chateau Pavie £5,198.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1999 Chateau Pavie £2,300.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1998 Chateau Pavie £2,585.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1997 Chateau Pavie £1,560.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1996 Chateau Pavie £1,995.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1995 Chateau Pavie £2,046.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1990 Chateau Pavie £1,944.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1989 Chateau Pavie £2,050.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1986 Chateau Pavie £1,596.00 12x75cl
Pavie 1982 Chateau Pavie £2,256.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2017 Chateau La Mondotte £1,380.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2017 Chateau La Mondotte £690.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2016 Chateau La Mondotte £2,087.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2015 Chateau La Mondotte £1,877.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2015 Chateau La Mondotte £980.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2014 Chateau La Mondotte £1,121.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2013 Chateau La Mondotte £1,043.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2012 Chateau La Mondotte £1,125.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2012 Chateau La Mondotte £575.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2011 Chateau La Mondotte £1,332.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2010 Chateau La Mondotte £2,701.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2009 Chateau La Mondotte £4,400.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2009 Chateau La Mondotte £2,350.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2008 Chateau La Mondotte £1,960.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2008 Chateau La Mondotte £1,050.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2007 Chateau La Mondotte £1,423.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2006 Chateau La Mondotte £2,100.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2006 Chateau La Mondotte £1,050.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2005 Chateau La Mondotte £3,200.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2004 Chateau La Mondotte £1,402.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2003 Chateau La Mondotte £1,722.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2003 Chateau La Mondotte £925.00 6x75cl
La Mondotte 2002 Chateau La Mondotte £1,218.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2001 Chateau La Mondotte £1,598.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 2000 Chateau La Mondotte £2,874.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1999 Chateau La Mondotte £1,677.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1998 Chateau La Mondotte £2,494.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1997 Chateau La Mondotte £1,596.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1996 Chateau La Mondotte £2,500.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1995 Chateau La Mondotte £1,273.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1989 Chateau La Mondotte £530.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1986 Chateau La Mondotte £576.00 12x75cl
La Mondotte 1982 Chateau La Mondotte £468.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2017 Chateau Figeac £1,440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2016 Chateau Figeac £1,841.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2015 Chateau Figeac £1,596.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2015 Chateau Figeac £820.00 6x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2014 Chateau Figeac £1,030.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2013 Chateau Figeac £758.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2012 Chateau Figeac £880.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2011 Chateau Figeac £823.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2010 Chateau Figeac £1,624.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2010 Chateau Figeac £940.00 6x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2009 Chateau Figeac £1,534.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2008 Chateau Figeac £984.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2007 Chateau Figeac £941.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2006 Chateau Figeac £1,008.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2005 Chateau Figeac £1,650.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2004 Chateau Figeac £1,075.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2003 Chateau Figeac £1,020.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2002 Chateau Figeac £865.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2001 Chateau Figeac £1,521.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2000 Chateau Figeac £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1999 Chateau Figeac £1,102.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1998 Chateau Figeac £1,980.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1997 Chateau Figeac £1,380.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1996 Chateau Figeac £1,150.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1995 Chateau Figeac £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1990 Chateau Figeac £2,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1989 Chateau Figeac £1,886.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1986 Chateau Figeac £1,500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1982 Chateau Figeac £4,000.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2017 Le Dome £1,216.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2016 Le Dome £1,406.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2015 Le Dome £1,100.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2014 Le Dome £690.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2013 Le Dome £650.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2012 Le Dome £650.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2011 Le Dome £620.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2010 Le Dome £2,940.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2009 Le Dome £2,400.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2008 Le Dome £1,000.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2007 Le Dome £1,155.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2006 Le Dome £1,288.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2005 Le Dome £1,600.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2004 Le Dome £700.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2003 Le Dome £750.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2002 Le Dome £955.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2001 Le Dome £840.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 2000 Le Dome £1,375.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1999 Le Dome £550.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1998 Le Dome £780.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1997 Le Dome £500.00 12x75cl
Le Dome 1996 Le Dome £1,100.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2017 Chateau Clos Fourtet £820.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2016 Chateau Clos Fourtet £866.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2015 Chateau Clos Fourtet £890.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2014 Chateau Clos Fourtet £900.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2013 Chateau Clos Fourtet £865.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £810.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2012 Chateau Clos Fourtet £400.00 6x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2011 Chateau Clos Fourtet £927.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2010 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,050.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2009 Chateau Clos Fourtet £2,050.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2008 Chateau Clos Fourtet £710.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2007 Chateau Clos Fourtet £839.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2006 Chateau Clos Fourtet £920.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2005 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,412.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2004 Chateau Clos Fourtet £795.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2003 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,200.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2002 Chateau Clos Fourtet £795.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2001 Chateau Clos Fourtet £895.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 2000 Chateau Clos Fourtet £956.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1999 Chateau Clos Fourtet £972.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1998 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,227.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1997 Chateau Clos Fourtet £666.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1996 Chateau Clos Fourtet £740.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1995 Chateau Clos Fourtet £700.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1990 Chateau Clos Fourtet £984.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1989 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,227.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1986 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,332.00 12x75cl
Clos Fourtet 1982 Chateau Clos Fourtet £1,896.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2017 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,431.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,662.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,730.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2014 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,650.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2013 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,479.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,590.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,830.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,896.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,181.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,700.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2008 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,750.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2007 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,735.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2006 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,092.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,245.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,623.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,575.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2003 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,080.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2002 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,800.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,681.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,450.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1999 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,250.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,491.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,405.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1996 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,100.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1995 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,282.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1990 Chateau Cheval Blanc £12,000.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1989 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,195.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1986 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,773.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,564.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £1,644.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £1,495.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £1,743.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £890.00 6x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £1,400.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £1,250.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £1,750.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £1,360.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £1,480.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £1,732.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £1,320.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £1,641.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £835.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £1,594.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £2,569.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £1,632.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £1,348.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £1,440.00 12x75cl
Chapelle d'Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £1,420.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2017 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £566.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2016 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £675.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2015 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £736.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2014 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £562.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2013 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2013 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £230.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2013 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £40.00 1x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2012 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £475.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2011 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £450.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2010 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £911.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2009 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £860.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2008 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £669.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2007 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £511.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2006 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £606.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2005 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £840.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2004 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £580.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2003 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £680.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2002 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £450.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2001 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £720.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 2000 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £1,056.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1999 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £640.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1998 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £850.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1997 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £605.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1996 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1995 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £740.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1990 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £1,260.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1989 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1986 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £804.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere 1982 Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2017 Chateau Canon £751.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2016 Chateau Canon £1,494.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2016 Chateau Canon £760.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon 2015 Chateau Canon £2,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2014 Chateau Canon £700.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2013 Chateau Canon £480.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2013 Chateau Canon £250.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon 2012 Chateau Canon £654.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2010 Chateau Canon £1,064.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2009 Chateau Canon £1,050.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2000 Chateau Canon £1,290.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2017 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £833.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2015 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £1,100.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2014 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £555.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2013 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £468.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2012 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £650.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2011 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £518.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2010 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £2,900.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2010 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £1,450.00 6x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2009 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £3,150.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2009 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £1,450.00 6x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2008 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £475.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2007 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £429.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2006 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £450.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2005 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £695.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2004 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £399.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2003 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £520.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2002 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £555.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2001 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £850.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2000 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £1,030.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1999 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £432.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1998 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £720.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1997 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £475.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1996 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £600.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1995 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £640.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1990 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £8,391.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1989 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £972.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1986 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £816.00 12x75cl
Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 1982 Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse £1,032.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2017 Chateau Ausone £5,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2016 Chateau Ausone £7,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2015 Chateau Ausone £7,220.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2014 Chateau Ausone £4,360.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2013 Chateau Ausone £3,422.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £3,870.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2012 Chateau Ausone £2,000.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2011 Chateau Ausone £4,500.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2010 Chateau Ausone £10,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2009 Chateau Ausone £9,000.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £4,880.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2008 Chateau Ausone £2,562.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2007 Chateau Ausone £3,580.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £4,900.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £5,000.00 6x150cl
Ausone 2006 Chateau Ausone £2,450.00 6x75cl
Ausone 2005 Chateau Ausone £11,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2004 Chateau Ausone £4,358.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2003 Chateau Ausone £8,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2002 Chateau Ausone £3,950.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2001 Chateau Ausone £5,300.00 12x75cl
Ausone 2000 Chateau Ausone £10,790.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1999 Chateau Ausone £4,995.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1998 Chateau Ausone £5,200.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1997 Chateau Ausone £3,600.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1996 Chateau Ausone £4,911.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1995 Chateau Ausone £4,800.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1990 Chateau Ausone £3,960.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1989 Chateau Ausone £3,189.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1986 Chateau Ausone £2,757.00 12x75cl
Ausone 1982 Chateau Ausone £5,760.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2017 Chateau Angelus £2,831.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2016 Chateau Angelus £2,882.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2016 Chateau Angelus £1,800.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2015 Chateau Angelus £2,800.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2015 Chateau Angelus £1,450.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2014 Chateau Angelus £2,204.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2013 Chateau Angelus £2,220.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2012 Chateau Angelus £3,500.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2011 Chateau Angelus £2,578.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2010 Chateau Angelus £3,250.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2010 Chateau Angelus £1,700.00 6x75cl
Angelus 2009 Chateau Angelus £3,450.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2008 Chateau Angelus £2,800.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2007 Chateau Angelus £2,916.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2006 Chateau Angelus £2,950.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2005 Chateau Angelus £4,500.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2004 Chateau Angelus £2,850.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2003 Chateau Angelus £3,200.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2002 Chateau Angelus £2,872.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2001 Chateau Angelus £3,400.00 12x75cl
Angelus 2000 Chateau Angelus £4,692.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1999 Chateau Angelus £2,600.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1998 Chateau Angelus £3,487.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1997 Chateau Angelus £2,650.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1996 Chateau Angelus £3,400.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1995 Chateau Angelus £3,325.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1990 Chateau Angelus £5,402.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1989 Chateau Angelus £4,195.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1986 Chateau Angelus £3,228.00 12x75cl
Angelus 1982 Chateau Angelus £2,052.00 12x75cl

Highest rated vintages for Saint-Emilion

100

Bottled the week before I arrived, the 2009 Pavie appears to have barely budged since I tasted it two years ago. Many experts consider this phenomenal terroir to be nearly as great as that of Ausone. Made from a classic blend of 60-70% Merlot, 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, this inky/blue/purple-colored blockbuster reveals wonderful notes of blackberries, crushed rocks, roasted meats, spring flowers, cedar, blueberries, graphite and a hint of vanillin. With extravagant fruit and high extract as well as a hint of minerality, this structured, massively intense effort is typical of all the luxurious, perfect or nearly perfect Pavies produced under the Perse regime (which began in 1998). While built for 40-50 years of cellaring, the softness of the vintage and its flamboyant style is slightly less apparent in the 2009 Pavie than in some of the other Perse wines. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
100

After tasting it three times from bottle, I am convinced this prodigious wine is one of the greatest young Bordeaux I have ever tasted. Inky blue/purple with notes of camphor, forest floor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherries, licorice, the wine has stunning aromatics, unctuous texture and an almost inky concentration, but without any hard edges. With considerable tannin and just enough acidity to provide definition, this wine transcends even its premier grand cru classe terroir. It is certainly the finest Clos Fourtet ever produced. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring to allow some of its baby fat to fall away. There is certainly enough structure underneath to keep for 30-50 years. Bravo! From my barrel score of 95-98, I suppose I should have seen this perfect score coming, particularly considering what proprietor Philippe Cuvelier and estate manager Tony Ballu have accomplished over the last decade. This is one of the great terroirs of St.-Emilion, nearly 50 acres high on the clay beds and deep limestone plateau of the region, just a stone’s throw from the luxury hotel and restaurant Hostellerie de Plaisance. Yields were moderate at 34 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend is 88% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat unusual) and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 80% new oak.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199
100

A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come across as incredibly sublime, even delicate for such a stunningly concentrated, full-bodied effort. A masterpiece of concentration and balance, it will no doubt be drinking well a century from now. Anticipated maturity: 2030-2080+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
100

The 2003 Ausone is off the charts in terms of richness. While I gave a 3-digit score to the 2000, I think this profoundly concentrated wine may be even more sublime and exotic. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of flowers, crushed rocks, sweet raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and God knows what else. The impression is one of extraordinary richness and purity, and a multilayered texture yet a surreal lightness as well as laser-like precision. This exquisite offering must be tasted to be believed. Incredibly young, it will undoubtedly close down over the next few years, re-emerging after 15-20 years. It should last for 70-100 years. It is a wine for anthology! No one in Bordeaux has made greater progress in taming the extraordinary potential of this noble terroir than Alain Vauthier, an obsessed perfectionist if there ever was one. He has instituted a Draconian selection at this tiny estate, both in the vineyard and the cellar, and the second wine, Chapelle d’Ausone, has also become one of the region’s finest wines. Prospective purchasers should be aware that Ausone requires 10-20 years of cellaring before it approaches maturity.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #164 April 2006
100

I tasted this wine twice during the 2000 horizontals, then I actually popped the cork and drank a half-bottle of it. This wine remains, for me, one of the compelling success stories for proprietor Gerard Perse. An extraordinary effort made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the limestone soils that dominate this very distinctive terroir, the 2000 Pavie has moved out of the closed, dormant, broodingly backward stage into an adolescent period where one can see its extraordinary vibrancy, and great complexity as well as potential. It boasts an unctuous display of rich, cedar box-infused cassis fruit and liquid minerality. The tannins have sweetened, yet the wine has thirty years of longevity and potential evolution. A beautiful wine of great mass as well as elegance, it is good to see the extraordinary efforts that Gerard Perse and his team have made confirmed in this prodigious wine. A legend now ... a legend for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #189 June 2010
99

"Inky, bluish/black/purple, with notes of spring flowers, licorice, camphor, graphite, and a boatload of blueberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this is a powerful, full-bodied Troplong Mondot. All the building components of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol are judiciously and impressively integrated. It is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc made by Christine Valette and her husband Xavier Pariente with the consultancy help of Michel Rolland. I-m not sure what the heady alcohol level is in Troplong Mondot in 2010 (it certainly must be in the 15%+ range), but it is well-concealed behind the extravagant, richness, full-bodied power, and pure nobility of this majestic wine. Forget this for 5-7 years and drink it over the following three decades.
An absolutely stunning wine from this estate, which seems to be on a mission to produce exquisite world-class wines with enormous aging potential, the 2010 is showing better from bottle than it even did from barrel."

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
99

It boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This spectacular wine is nearly overwhelming in its richness, thickness and intensity. Once all its baby fat falls away, the terroir characteristics and additional nuances will emerge. This blockbuster, fabulous Troplong Mondot will benefit from 10-15 years of cellaring and keep for three decades or more. It is not shy either, bouncing over the palate with 15.5% natural alcohol. The 2009 Troplong Mondot will provide plenty of competition for the 2010, 2005 and 2000. It comes closest in style to the prodigious 1990 that proprietress Christine Valette produced 22 years ago. A phenomenal effort, it unquestionably justifies its relatively new Premier Grand Cru St.-Emilion status. Readers should keep in mind that the 1990, which probably has lower acidity and not the level of concentration found in the 2009, is drinking incredibly well at age 22 and reveals no signs of falling apart.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
99

It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the 2009 Cheval Blanc versus the 2010 as well as the awesome 2005, 2000, 1998 and 1990. This famous estate’s vineyard is situated at the juncture of Pomerol and the sandy, gravelly soils of St.-Emilion, facing the two noble estates of l’Evangile and La Conseillante. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Cheval Blanc tips the scales at just under 14% natural alcohol. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of incense, raspberries, cassis, sweet forest floor and a subtle hint of menthol. Opulent and full-bodied with low acidity but no sense of heaviness, this dense, unctuously textured, super-smooth, velvety, pure, profound Cheval Blanc is impossible to resist despite its youthfulness. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
99

A candidate for one of the finest Angelus produced to date (and there have been many, including 1989, 1990, 2000 and 2005), this blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc was fashioned from tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts a black/purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of blueberry liqueur, spring flowers and graphite. In the mouth, notes of incense and cassis also emerge from this velvety-textured, full-bodied, intensely concentrated 2009. With silky tannins, low acidity and spectacular purity, texture and depth, it is already approachable (although I’m sure proprietor Hubert de Bouard would think drinking it now is akin to infanticide), but should keep for 20-30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
99

This estate was justifiably elevated to a Premier Grand Cru Classe in the new St.-Emilion classification thanks to the exceptional efforts of proprietress Christine Valette over the last two decades. The 2005 is one of the monumental wines of the vintage, and may eclipse their prodigious 1990. Inky/blue/purple-colored with an exceptional bouquet of Asian spices, blueberries, blackberries, truffles, cold steel, graphite, and charcoal, it hits the palate with exceptional purity, laser-like precision, a compellingly concentrated, multilayered mouthfeel, a broad, savory texture, terrific acidity, and substantial, but sweet tannins. It lives up to everything it revealed in barrel, and appears set to live for a half century or more. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008