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Bordeaux – France

Saint-Émilion is a key wine town in the Libournais district of Bordeaux, important in terms of both quality and quantity. It lies just a few miles north of the Dordogne, in the final stages of the river’s journey from the hills of the Massif Central to the Gironde estuary. The town is renowned as much for its beautiful buildings and scenery as for its wine. Its steep, narrow, cobbled streets, overlooked by its Romanesque church and the iconic 13th-century Tour du Roy tower are a reminder of the town’s long history.

There have vineyards around Saint-Émilion since Roman times, and today the Saint-Émilion wine appellation is one of the most prolific in the Bordeaux region, generating more than 250,000hl of wine each vintage. It is also responsible for some of the most prestigious, long-lived and expensive wines in the world – châteaux Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Angélus, Figeac and Pavie, whose wines sell for hundreds of dollars per bottle, are all situated in and around Saint-Émilion. Only red wine qualifies for the appellation; a little dry white wine is made within the appellation borders, but it must be labeled as Bordeaux Blanc.

TypeRegionNameVintageRating
Château Bellefont Belcier - Grand Cru ClasséChâteau Bellefont Belcier - Grand Cru ClasséRP 90
Château Comte des Cordes - Grand CruChâteau Comte des Cordes - Grand Cru
Château de Fonbel - Grand CruChâteau de Fonbel - Grand CruRP 92
Château de Fonbel - Grand CruChâteau de Fonbel - Grand CruRP 91
Château Haut Brisson - Grand CruChâteau Haut Brisson - Grand CruRP 91
Château Moulin Saint George - Grand CruChâteau Moulin Saint George - Grand CruRP 88
Château Petit BecotChâteau Petit BecotPetit Becot 93
Château Peyreau - Grand CruChâteau Peyreau - Grand Cru-
Château Quinault l'enclos (1.5L) - Grand CruChâteau Quinault l'enclos (1.5L) - Grand CruRP 90
Château Quinault l'enclos (375ml) - Grand CruChâteau Quinault l'enclos (375ml) - Grand CruRP 93
Virginie de ValandraudVirginie de ValandraudRP 92