Saint-Émilion is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of France, where it is situated in the Libourne subregion on the right bank of the Dordogne. Saint-Émilion is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The wines of Saint-Émilion are typically blended from different grape varieties, the three main ones being Merlot (60% of the blend), Cabernet Franc (nearly 30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (around 10%).
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, Saint-Émilion 1er Gand Cru Classé 2012
This is a finely balanced wine that's ripe and structured at the same time. It has richness and spice, with a powerful context of wood, juicy blackberry
fruits and delicious acidity. With such concentration, this is a wine with excellent ageing potential
94 pts. WE
$82. Special Order
Château Laplagnotte-Bellevue, Saint-Émilion 2016
Bold, racy and quite juicy, all while maintaining a mid-weight personality. Floral and spice notes the super-ripe red berry fruit effortlessly in this polished Saint-Émilion. The 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring.
92 pts Vinous, Antonio Galloni
$42. Special order
Château de Bellevue, Lussac Saint-Émilion 2012
This blend of Merlot with a drop of Cabernet Franc is consistently firm, fresh, and chalky from year to year, a stark contrast with the opulent, velvety reds produced in Saint-Émilion and even other parts of Lussac. This mineral backbone endows it with great aging potential, and yet the wine delights in its young years thanks to the pure, bright fruit and mouth-watering finale.
$34. Special order
Château Belair, La Chapelle Côtes de Castillon 2016
A nice ruby color, bright, young. A fine, elegant, fruity, mineral, fresh, long and sustained nose, a sign of a beautiful terroir. A very beautiful tight structure and a fine development of small reds, a very great length, a class tanicity.