Saint-Émilion 2011


75cl bottle: £21.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £263.40


Pure Merlot with a provenance that is as good as it gets, exclusively from the vineyards and cellars of one of the four Premier Grand Cru Classé 'A' châteaux of Saint-Émilion. The wine is rich, complex and beautifully made. It is absolutely ready for drinking now and will keep a couple more years. A unique member of our 'Declassified' collection of Bordeaux, and the opportunity to taste wine from a château whose 'grand vin' wine sells for 15-20+ times the price....

Our Tasting Notes

A velvety mouth feel is accompanied by lots of plummy red fruit character, cherry and damson as well as background notes of cedar and vanilla. This is a fruit driven claret but with the softness, balance and complexity of a much more expensive wine.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot
Appellation: St-Émilion
Alcohol: 13%


Saint-Émilion is situated on the right bank of the Dordogne, and is home to some of the finest châteaux in the region. Its first growths command prices on a par with the most sought after wines in France. The Merlot grape is king here although Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown.


"The 2011 St. Emilion is soft, plummy, juicy and arms-wide-open-welcoming. The tip-top estate from whence it comes had a tricky Cabernet Franc crop in 2011 and needed what little it harvested for the main wine. This wine is perforce 100% Merlot and deeply, joyously accessible as a result. It’s a real beauty, almost Lipizzaner-like in its elegance and power." - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator