Bordeaux 2010 - Saint-Emilion Grands Crus

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

Les Asteries, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Dome, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

La Chapelle d'Ausone, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Mondotte, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Vieux Chateau Mazeret, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau le Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Carre, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Barde-Haut, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos La Madeleine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Laforge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Moulin-Saint-Georges, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Petit Cheval, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Virginie de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Faugeres, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau la Gomerie, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Jean Faure, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Rol Valentin, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Rol Valentin France Bordeaux 2010

Chateau Peby Faugeres, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Sansonnet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Le Carillon de l'Angelus, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Haut Simard, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Pressac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Teyssier, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Boutisse, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos Cantenac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Ferrand, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Fonbel, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Simard, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Gracia, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Pipeau, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2010