Saint-Emilion ranking – Grands Crus classés

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The classification of Saint-Emilion is relatively recent since its first edition dates comom 1955.

It was established at the request of the Saint-Emilion wine union..

This classification only concerns Châteaux belonging to the appellation Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. This appellation is not geographical because it covers the same area as the Saint Emilion appellation. To qualify for the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation, the cheau must meet very strict criteria: yield limited to 40 hl/ha, aging for a minimum of 12 months.

When was the last update of the Saint-Emilion rankings? ?

The last revision of the Saint-Emilion ranking took place on September 8, 2022. Since its creation in 1955, the ranking has undergone 7 revisions in 1959, 1969, 1986, 1996, 2006, 2012 and 2022.

Unlike the classification of Médoc wines of 1855, the classification of Saint Emilion wines can be revised every 10 years.

The Saint-Emilion classification of 2022

The 2 Premiers Grands Crus Classés A :

Château FIGEAC  
Château PAVIE  

Les 12 Premiers Grands Crus Classés :

Château BEAU-SEJOUR BECOT Château PAVIE MACQUIN
Château BEAUSEJOUR HERITIERS DUFFAU LAGARROSSE Château TROPLONG MONDOT
Château BELAIR MONANGE Château TROTTEVIEILLE
Château CANON Château VALANDRAUD
Château CANON LA GAFFELIERE CLOS FOURTET
Château LARCIS DUCASSE LA MONDOTTE 

Les 71 Grands Crus Classés :

Château BADETTE Château LA FLEUR MORANGE
Château BALESTARD LA TONNELLE Château LA MARZELLE
Château BARDE-HAUT Château LA SERRE
Château BELLEFONT-BELCIER Château LA TOUR FIGEAC
Château BELLEVUE Château LANIOTE
Château BERLIQUET Château LARMANDE
Château BOUTISSE Château LAROQUE
Château CADET-BON Château LAROZE
Château CAP DE MOURLIN Château LE CHATELET
Château CHAUVIN Château LE PRIEURE
Château CLOS DE SARPE Château MANGOT
Château CORBIN Château MONBOUSQUET
Château CORBIN MICHOTTE Château MONTLABERT
Château COTE DE BALEAU Château MONTLISSE
Château CROIX DE LABRIE Château MOULIN DU CADET
Château DASSAULT Château PEBY FAUGERES
Château DE FERRAND Château PETIT FAURIE DE SOUTARD
Château DE PRESSAC Château RIPEAU
Château DESTIEUX Château ROCHEBELLE
Château FAUGERES Château ROL VALENTIN
Château FLEUR CARDINALE Château SAINT-GEORGES (COTE PAVIE)
Château FOMBRAUGE Château SANSONNET
Château FONPLEGADE Château SOUTARD
Château FONROQUE Château TOUR BALADOZ
Château comANC MAYNE Château TOUR SAINT CHRISTOPHE
Château GRAND CORBIN Château VILLEMAURINE
Château GRAND CORBIN-DESPAGNE Château YON-FIGEAC
Château GRAND MAYNE CLOS BADON THUNEVIN
Château GUADET CLOS DE L’ORATOIRE
Château HAUT-SARPE CLOS DES JACOBINS
Château JEAN FAURE CLOS DUBREUIL
Château LA COMMANDERIE CLOS SAINT-JULIEN
Château LA CONFESSION CLOS SAINT-MARTIN
Château LA COUSPAUDE COUVENT DES JACOBINS
Château LA CROIZILLE LASSEGUE
Château LA DOMINIQUE  

 

Who determines the ranking?

The classification is established under the aegis of the INAO, the National Institute of Appellations of Origin. A group of 43 tasters and a classification commission are responsible for evaluating numerous criteria.

On what criteria are castles evaluated?

The Saint-Emilion ranking rewards the quality, theregularityof wines, theworkproperties over time and the way in which they express the identity of their terroirs. The different points examined do not have the same weight in the final rating depending on whether the château is “Grand Cru Classé” or “Premier Grand Cru Classé”.

For the « Grands Crus Classés » the final score is composed as follows :

  • Tasting : 50%
  • Fame : 20% 
  • Farming and terroirs : 20% 
  • Operation management : 10% 

For the « Premiers Grands Crus Classés » the proportions are different :

  • Tasting : 50%

  • Fame
    : 35% 
  • Farming and terroirs : 10%
  • Operation management : 5%

We note that the tasting part remains major and equal in the final rating.

The classification of Saint-Emilion wines in 2012 :

Major changes in the 2012 ranking compared to 2006:

PREMIERS GRANDS CRUS Classés A
Château Angelus Château Cheval Blanc
Château Ausone Château Pavie
 
PREMIERS GRANDS CRUS Classés B
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot Château La Mondotte
Château Beauséjour Château Larcis Ducasse
Château Bélair-Monange Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Canon Château Troplong-Mondot
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière Château Trottevieille
Château-Figeac Château Valandraud
Château La Gaffelière Clos Fourtet
GRANDS CRUS CLASSES
Château l’Arrosée Château Grand-Pontet
Château Balestard-La-Tonnelle Château Guadet
Château Barde-Haut Château Haut Sarpe
Château Bellefont-Belcier Château Jean Faure
Château Bellevue Château Laniote
Château Berliquet Château Larmande
Château Cadet-Bon Château Laroque
Château Cap de Mourlin Château Laroze
Château le Châtelet Château la Marzelle
Château Chauvin Château Monbousquet
Château Clos de Sarpe Château Moulin du Cadet
Château la Clotte Château Pavie-Decesse
Château la Commanderie Château Peby Faugères
Château Corbin Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
Château Côte de Baleau Château de Pressac
Château la Couspaude Château le Prieuré
Château Dassault Château Quinault l’Enclos
Château Destieux Château Ripeau
Château la Dominique Château Rochebelle
Château Faugères Château Saint-Georges (Côte Pavie)
Château Faurie de Souchard Château Sansonnet
Château de Ferrand Château la Serre
Château Fleur-Cardinale Château Soutard
Château la Fleur Morange Château Tertre Daugay (château Quintus)
Château Fombrauge Château la Tour Figeac
Château Fonplégade Château Villemaurine
Château Fonroque Château Yon Figeac
Château comanc Mayne Clos des Jacobins
Château Grand Corbin Clos la Madeleine
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne Clos de l’Oratoire
Château Grand-Mayne Clos Saint-Martin
Château les Grandes Murailles Couvent des Jacobins

>> See all the Grands Crus Classés de Saint Emilion in our cellar

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