St-Émilion classification officially challenged


Yohan Castaing writes:

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 du Pin Figeac. Recall that it was Ch Croque Michotte that overturned the previous 2006 ranking, arguing that it was illegal.

Now these châteaux have filed a complaint with the Administrative Court of Bordeaux in an attempt to have the classification cancelled. Although complaints had been voiced when the classification was announced in September, nobody thought they would go to the tribunal. 'Everything was ready, because we brought...