The Château Destieux wins the Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés Challenge


Château Destieux, winner of the
 14th Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés challenge 


The Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classé challenge 2014 has just closed at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific




vert-de-vin-coupe-du-monde-grands-crus-classes-saint-emilion-resultatsThe Château Destieux (winner of this challenge in 2012 and finalist 2010) was the winner, winning the final ahead
Château Monbousquet, that was the runner-up.
 And the two semi-finalists were 
Château Cadet Bon 
and Château Dassault.

Organized by the Saint-Emilion Wine Council, this 14th biennial competition had 36 Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés go head to head in a series of eliminatory rounds (blind taste) in which pairs of wines were compared for overall consistency in quality in three consecutive vintages. This year, the vintages were 2009, 2010 and 2011.

vert-de-vin-coupe-du-monde-grands-crus-classes-saint-emilion-resultats-1The four top winners will be honored in the medieval city of Saint-Emilion during the « Fête de Printemps » of the Saint-Emilion Jurade, Sunday June 15th 2014. They will presented with a magnum-sized decanter from the Riedel crystal collection.

Since 1999, there is also the Saint-Emilion Crus Challenge, held every two years in Bordeaux, alternating with the Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés Challenge.

list of competitors :

  1. Château Balestard la Tonnelle
  2. Château Bellefont-Belcier
  3. Château Cadet Bon

  4. Château Cap de Mourlin
  5. Château Corbin
  6. Château Corbin Michotte
  7. Château Dassault

  8. Château Destieux

  9. Château Faurie de Souchard
  10. Château Fleur Cardinale
  11. Château Fonroque
  12. Château Grand Corbin

  13. Château Grand Corbin-Despagne
  14. Château Grand Mayne

  15. Château Grand-Pontet

  16. Château Guadet
  17. Château Haut-Sarpe

  18. Château La Clotte
  19. Château La Couspaude
  20. Château La Marzelle

  21. Château La Serre

  22. Château La Tour du Pin Figeac
  23. Château Larmande
  24. Château Laroze

  25. Château Le Prieuré

  26. Château Les Grandes Murailles
  27. Château Monbousquet
  28. Château Pavie Decesse

  29. Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
  30. Château Ripeau

  31. Château Soutard

  32. Château Yon-Figeac

  33. Clos de l’Oratoire

  34. Clos des Jacobins

  35. Clos Saint-Martin

  36. Couvent des Jacobins


Jonathan Choukroun Chicheportiche