Decanter panel tasting (May 2012): Saint-Emilion & Pomerol 2009 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The high expectations at tasting these hyped wines in bottle were largely realised, with our experts praising their modern 'risk-free' style, if not the 'sameyness' of many examples. The following wines were rated 15 points or more.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

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

Chateau Beausejour-Duffau-Lagarrosse France Bordeaux 2009

Chateau Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Figeac France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Faurie de Souchard France Bordeaux 2009

Chateau Angelus, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Angelus France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Grand Pontet France Bordeaux 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

Chateau Pavie-Macquin France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Dassault France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Saint-Georges-Cote-Pavie France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Laroze France Bordeaux 2009

Chateau Trottevieille, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Trotte Vieille France Bordeaux 2009

Chateau Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Canon [Saint-Emilion Grand Cru] France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau La Gaffeliere France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Les Grandes Murailles France Bordeaux 2009

Clos Fourtet, 1er Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Clos Fourtet France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Fleur Cardinale France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Fonplegade France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Franc-Mayne France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau l'Arrosee France Bordeaux 2009

Chateau Troplong-Mondot, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Troplong-Mondot France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Cadet-Piola France Bordeaux 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

Chateau Grand Corbin-Despagne France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Laniote France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Balestard-La-Tonnelle France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Grand Mayne [Saint-Emilion Grand Cru] France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau La Marzelle France Bordeaux 2009

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

Clos de l'Oratoire France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau La Couspaude France Bordeaux 2009

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

Chateau Laroque France Bordeaux 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

Chateau Tertre Daugay, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009

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

N/A N/A N/A 2009