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St-Émilion Wine Bordeaux, France

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Marked by its historic fortified village—perhaps the prettiest in all of Bordeaux, the St-Émilion appellation, along with its neighboring village of Pomerol, are leaders in quality on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. These Merlot-dominant red wines (complemented by various amounts of Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon) remain some of the most admired and collected wines of the world.

St-Émilion has the longest history in wine production in Bordeaux—longer than the Left Bank—dating back to an 8th century monk named Saint Émilion who became a hermit in one of the many limestone caves scattered throughout the area.

Today St-Émilion is made up of hundreds of independent farmers dedicated to the same thing: growing Merlot and Cabernet Franc (and tiny amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon). While always roughly the same blend, the wines of St-Émilion vary considerably depending on the soil upon which they are grown—and the soils do vary considerably throughout the region.

The chateaux with the highest classification (Premier Grand Cru Classés) are on gravel-rich soils or steep, clay-limestone hillsides. There are only four given the highest rank, called Premier Grand Cru Classés A (Chateau Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Angélus, Pavie) and 14 are Premier Grand Cru Classés B. Much of the rest of the vineyards in the appellation are on flatter land where the soils are a mix of gravel, sand and alluvial matter.

Great wines from St-Émilion will be deep in color, and might have characteristics of blackberry liqueur, black raspberry, licorice, chocolate, grilled meat, earth or truffles. They will be bold, layered and lush.

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  • Chateau Faugeres  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Faugeres 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Troplong Mondot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Bellevue (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau de Grandchamp Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2005
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      Chateau La Fleur Morange Bordeaux Rouge 2005
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    • Les Asteries  2005 Front Label
      Les Asteries 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      Chateau La Couspaude (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • Le Libertin de Lussac Saint-Emilion 2005 Front Label
      Le Libertin de Lussac Saint-Emilion 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud No. 2 2005 Front Label
        Chateau Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud No. 2 2005
        Bordeaux White Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau de Cruzeau  2005 Front Label
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        • Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 2005 Front Label
          Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 2005
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          • Sanctus Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005 Front Label
            Sanctus Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005
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            Chateau Fleur Cardinale (375ML half-bottle) 2005
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle  2005 Front Label
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            Chateau Quinault l'Enclos (375ML half-bottle) 2005
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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