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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.

ImageTypeRegionNameVintageRating
350° de Bellevue GC350° de Bellevue GC-
Chateau Barde Haut GCChateau Barde Haut GCRP 89
Chateau Barde Haut GCChateau Barde Haut GC
Chateau Beau Sejour Becot 1GCCBChateau Beau Sejour Becot 1GCCBRP 94
Chateau Beau Sejour Becot 1GCCBChateau Beau Sejour Becot 1GCCBRP 92
Chateau Boutisse GCChateau Boutisse GCRP 86-88
Chateau Clos Fourtet 1GCCBChateau Clos Fourtet 1GCCBRP 90
Chateau de Fonbel St Emilion GCChateau de Fonbel St Emilion GCRP 89
Chateau de Fonbel St Emilion GCChateau de Fonbel St Emilion GCRP 89
Chateau Jean Faure GCChateau Jean Faure GCRP 87
Chateau Jean Faure GCChateau Jean Faure GCRP 88
Chateau Jean Faure GCCChateau Jean Faure GCC-
Chateau Jean Faure GCCChateau Jean Faure GCC-
Chateau La Couronne MontagneChateau La Couronne Montagne
Chateau La Fleur GCChateau La Fleur GCRP 88
Chateau Larcis Ducasse GCCChateau Larcis Ducasse GCCRP 90
Chateau Monbousquet GCCChateau Monbousquet GCCRP 91
Chateau Peyreau St Emilion GCChateau Peyreau St Emilion GC-
Chateau Troplong Mondot GCCChateau Troplong Mondot GCCRP 92-94
Clos de l'Oratoire GCClos de l'Oratoire GCRP 84-86
Grande Arche GCGrande Arche GCRP 89
Virginie de ValandraudVirginie de ValandraudWA 90-92