Category Archives: Saint Emilion Classification 2006

Saint Emilion Classification 1955 – 2012, Nearly 60 Years of Change – Table of Results

I thought it would be ueful to chart the changes through the Saint Emilion Classification from its very beginning in 1955 right up to date in 2012. There have been 6 Classifications: 1955, 1969, 1986, 1996, 2006 and 2012. It’s … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion Classification – Sorted at Last?

The 2006 Saint-Emilion classification seems to have been finally sorted out. After months of work and two censures of the Constitutional Council, Jean Paul Garraud (Member of the National Assembly of France who is responsible for the Gironde, has managed … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion Classification – The Never Ending Story

The Saint Emilion Classification is turning into the never ending story – will it ever be settled? The French Court of Appeal has ruled that the 2006 Classification is to be scrapped. The court concluded that there were irregularities during … Continue reading

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The Saint Emilion Classification

Unlike the Left Bank wines of the Médoc the wines of Saint Emilion were not classified in the 1855 Classification. Saint Emilion is located on the Right Bank or north side of the Dordogne River. Merlot is the predominant grape … Continue reading

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The Row Over the Saint Emilion Chateaux Classification – Continued

If you have been following the row over the Saint Emilion classification you will interested to learn that the French Senate has allowed the 8 Saint Emilion chateaux “demoted” in the region’s classification to return to their 2006 status. Chateaux … Continue reading

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The Saint Emilion Row Over 2006 Classification

Many of you have probably read about the 2006 Classification which has been causing uproar in Saint Emilion. I haven’t covered it in the blogs as it is still ongoing. The French are a passionate people and the disagreement over … Continue reading

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