Château champion

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.121 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Tom Inners

Was curious to try this as it was on the shelf at Sunshine Market (St. Helena, CA) as a 2007 and imported by Malbec & Malbec. Putting it up against some espresso rubbed tri tip on charcoal.

Nothing incredible out of the gate. Fine, tea-like tannins, soft palate driven by violets & dried herbs. Quaffable by all old world standards. Bordeaux structure is present in this wine’s ongoing finish. Needs air to reach this wine’s core.

13% abv

Was curious to try this as it was on the shelf at Sunshine Market (St. Helena, CA) as a 2007 and imported by Malbec & Malbec. Putting it up against some espresso rubbed tri tip on charcoal.

Nothing incredible out of the gate. Fine, tea-like tannins, soft palate driven by violets & dried herbs. Quaffable by all old world standards. Bordeaux structure is present in this wine’s ongoing finish. Needs air to reach this wine’s core.

13% abv

Jun 26th, 2018
Séraphin Hochart

Strong dark cherry smell on 2013, 2012, 2011 vintage, direct to consumer producer at 90% (drank at the vineyard).
Ruby color

Strong dark cherry smell on 2013, 2012, 2011 vintage, direct to consumer producer at 90% (drank at the vineyard).
Ruby color

Jul 12th, 2019
Séraphin Hochart

2011 which was just ready enough and 2013 which was really tannic

2011 which was just ready enough and 2013 which was really tannic

Jul 10th, 2019
Bernard Fontaine

J'ai bu aujourd'hui un 2000; excellent

J'ai bu aujourd'hui un 2000; excellent

Jul 6th, 2016
Alex

good old wine...

good old wine...

Dec 25th, 2014
Rebecca Fletcher

Rebecca had this 6 years ago

Rebecca had this 6 years ago

Sep 14th, 2014
Ross Hallett

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.1

Ross had this 8 years ago

Ross had this 8 years ago

Nov 27th, 2012
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

8.3

Alexis had this 8 years ago

Alexis had this 8 years ago

Nov 12th, 2012
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

8.5

Alexis had this 8 years ago

Alexis had this 8 years ago

Nov 11th, 2012
Luke Magnini

Luke had this 2 years ago

Luke had this 2 years ago

Jun 27th, 2018