Château Clos de Sarpe, winner of the 
15th Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés challenge

Château Clos de Sarpe, winner of the
 15th Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés challenge


12 years ago, for the first time the Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés Challenge was organised outside Europe. On May the 25th, for the sixth time, this challenge was held at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.

©Conseil des vins de Saint-Emilion

©Conseil des vins de Saint-Emilion

Organized by the Saint-Emilion Wine Council, this 15th biennial competition had 36 Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés go head to head in a series of eliminatory rounds in which pairs of wines were compared for overall consistency in quality in three consecutive vintages. This year, the vintages were 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Château Clos de Sarpe was the winner, winning the final against Château Fleur Cardinale.
 And the two semi-finalists were
 Château Laroze 
and Château de Pressac.

The four top winners will be honored in the medieval city of Saint-Emilion during the Harvest Permission of the Saint-Emilion Jurade, Sunday September 18th 2016. They will be offered a magnum-sized decanter from the Riedel crystal collection.

36 châteaux attending the Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés Challenge 2016 :

  1. Château Guadet
  2. Château Jean Faure
  3. Château Balestard la Tonnelle
  4. Château Barde Haut
  5. Château Bellefont Belcier
  6. Château Cadet Bon
  7. Château Cap de Mourlin
  8. Château Clos de Sarpe
  9. Château Dassault
  10. Château De Ferrand
  11. Château De Pressac
  12. Château Destieux
  13. Château Faugères
  14. Château Faurie de Souchard
  15. Château Fleur Cardinale
  16. Château Fonplégade
  17. Château Franc Mayne
  18. Château Grand Corbin
  19. Château Grand Corbin Despagne
  20. Château Grand Pontet
  21. Château La Commanderie
  22. Château La Couspaude
  23. Château La Fleur Morange
  24. Château La Marzelle
  25. Château Laniote
  26. Château Laroze
  27. Château Monbousquet
  28. Château Pavie Decesse
  29. Château Peby Faugères
  30. Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
  31. Château Rochebelle
  32. Château Yon Figeac
  33. Clos de l’Oratoire
  34. Clos des Jacobins
  35. Clos la Madeleine
  36. Couvent des Jacobins