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The new 2012 St-Émilion classification, which created a buzz in September, has now been challenged by three châteaux that were downgraded: Chx Croque Michotte, Corbin Michotte and La Tour...

The small village of St-Émilion, usually very quiet, is today agitated by the excitement of the announcement of the new classification of its wines. Everyone has been forecasting various...

You may remember that when I took part in one of Decanter magazine’s several recent controversial reassessments of the Bordeaux 2005 vintage, there was one wine that stood out when we...

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The new, 2006 classification of wines of St-Emilion has just been announced with Chx Pavie-Macquin and Troplong Mondot being promoted to the select group of Premier Grand Cru Classés. There...

James Stark, UK: In late April I spent some time in the northern Dordogne and took the...

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19 May  It seems nothing in Bordeaux is definitive. In May 2009 the French courts ruled that the 2006 classification should be reinstated. The law also specifically permits the six...

Stop press - According to an official decree published yesterday, the 2006 classification of the wines of St-Emilion is once again operative, just in time for the printing of labels...

Lee Goldsmith, CdA Wines Sarl, Cannes:   I was at Herve Salhi's restaurant in Saint-Emilion last month. He is the French agent for Francois Mitjavile's wines (and those of...

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Bordeaux Kremlinologists will have been studying the official new St-Émilion classification that we published last night. Many will be disappointed that the demotions so bravely announced in...

You may remember Nick’s enthusiastic review of Thierry Tomasin’s new restaurant in London W2, Angélus .  Since Thierry is a sommelier by training (ex Gavroche), it is...

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