Bordeaux 2010 - Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés

It could be that 2010 turns out to be a more consistent year than 2009 in Saint-Emilion. The dry summer months helped concentrate the Merlot grapes, and provided there was a percentage of clay in the soils the vine avoided adverse stress. This coupled with the success of both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon augured well for the appellation which has produced some excellent wines. Only producers with essentially sandy-gravel soils (and no clay) or those who picked too late have bucked the trend. Alcohol degrees are as high if not higher than in 2009 (14-15+ degrees) but are surprisingly less obvious due to high acidity and low pHs. This is particularly the case where there's limestone in the soils, and wines on the plateau have faired particularly well. As usual Saint-Emilion runs the gamut of styles but the general trend is for deeply coloured wines with a profusion of tannin softened by the fruit and alcohol content and freshness on the finish. Outwardly, they are more 'classical' and structured than in 2009. By James Lawther MW

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Ausone, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Angelus, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Troplong-Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Pavie-Macquin, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Belair-Monange, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Gaffeliere, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Beausejour (Duffau-Lagarrosse), 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Trottevieille, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Magdelaine, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Larcis-Ducasse, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Pavie-Decesse, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau l'Arrosee, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Dominique, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Bellevue, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos Saint-Martin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau le Prieure, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Fleur Cardinale, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Grand-Corbin-Despagne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne France Bordeaux 2010

Chateau Grand-Mayne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Tour Figeac, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Tour du Pin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Villemaurine, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Bellefont-Belcier France Bordeaux 2010

Chateau Bergat, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos de l'Oratoire, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Clotte, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Destieux, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Fonroque, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau les Grandes Murailles, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Laroze, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Monbousquet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Soutard, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Berliquet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Chauvin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Corbin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Dassault, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Grand-Pontet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Laroque, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Marzelle, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Couspaude, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Moulin du Cadet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Serre, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Saint-Georges Cote Pavie, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Balestard la Tonnelle, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cadet-Piola, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Corbin Michotte, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Couvent des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Faurie de Souchard, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Guadet, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut-Corbin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Larmande, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Yon-Figeac, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cadet-Bon, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cap de Mourlin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Fonplegade, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Grand Corbin, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut-Sarpe, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Laniote, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Petit Faurie de Soutard, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Ripeau, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classe (B), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010