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Top St-Émilions 2005 & 2009
19 Dec 2012 by Jancis Robinson
After Hubert de Boüard presented this vertical of his Ch Angélus at Farr Vintners in October, he came up with the idea of bringing a crowd of winemakers and proprietors of the St-Émilion first growths over to London to show off two of the most recent headline-grabbing vintages. So it was that I recently had the chance to compare the 2009s and 2005s from most of the Premier Grand Cru Classé properties and their peers in this extensive Bordeaux right-bank appellation. I see that I gave the 2009s higher marks overall, although this does not affect my admiration of the 2005 vintage. I'd say that winemaking in St-Émilion continues...

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