St. Emilion classification nightmare


The St Emilion 2006 re-classification was suspended recently by an administrative tribunal in Bordeaux as a few wine producers namely, Chateau La Tour du Pin Figeac, Chateau Cadet Bon and Chateau de la Marzelle complained about the changes. Not surprisingly, these producers were demoted during the 2006 exercise. The St Emilion classification was established in 1954.
What does this mean for wine drinkers? It becomes a little harder to know a good St Emilion wine from a not so good one when you’re shopping. The classification system served as a guide and gave lesser known vineyards with good wine more attention.

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