Bordeaux 2007 - Saint-Emilion Grands Crus

by James Lawther MW and Steven Spurrier

This was an average and variable vintage, as one might expect. A constant battle was waged against mildew but the ultimate problem was bringing the grapes to full maturity. Work in the vineyards, terroir and the harvest date were critical. Those that achieved ripeness have an attractive red fruit expression those that didn’t a vegetal streak. Over-extraction was clearly not recommended as this was a year to emphasise the fruit. Where the producer has gone for over ripeness the Merlot often has a dull, flat edge. The Cabernet Franc was generally successful giving a lift to wines. Estates on the top terroirs (limestone plateau and slopes) were better set to avoid the inconveniences of the vintage. (JL)

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau le Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

La Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau la Mondotte, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Bellevue, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Cadet-Bon, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau de Pressac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Jean Faure, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Rol Valentin, Grand Cru Saint-Emilion

Chateau Rol Valentin France Bordeaux 2007

Chateau Teyssier, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Laforge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Les Asteries, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Le Dome, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Le Carre, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Grand Destieu, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Faugeres, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007

Chateau Peby Faugeres, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2007