Since the AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is on the same production zone as Saint-Emilion winegrowers can produce one or the other, depending on their soils, exposure to the sun, the age of the vines or the concentration of the grapes.
The Saint-Emilion Grands Crus elevates the quality of Saint-Emilion to near perfection. Sixty-eight domains of Saint-Emilion Grands Crus were the subject of a classification in 1996.
The Saint-Emilion Grands Crus develop more concentrated notes of red berries, fig, stewed prunes, rose, peony and also grilled almonds. In the mouth, aromatic richness is supported by a powerful structure, with silky, finely woven tannins.
Pleasant and plump when young, these wines have potential for aging that can often exceed 10 years.
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