Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion 2015

Coupe des Crus de Saint-Emilion 2015


So it works exactly like a tennis tournament. Partners go head to head, over three vintages. So today it was: 2012, 2011, 2010. The wine that gets the most favorable responses is selected for the next tournament. 150, 151, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru So of course those are blind tastings. We know the vintage and we know the appellation, that’s it. And of course, what is done automatically, is a selection by the usual tasting criteria: the visual aspect, the scent aspect, the taste aspect and the maintaining of the quality level of the wine over three different vintages. So there were 112 wines to be tasted today, times 3 as they were presented over 3 vintages and from the 4 Saint-Emilion appellations The tasting conditions are ideal. The tasters don’t know each other, they come from different horizons. What’s very interesting is to be able to mix the approaches and sensitivities, not only to have technical sensitivities, and not to only have sensitivities that are purely sensory. I think it’s a very good approach and it’s quite brave. So a big thank you to Riedel, who has been accompanying us since the beginning of this Cup and who has hence engraved a series of carafes for each laureate. So let me remind you that there are two semi-finalists, one finalist and a winner in each of those cups. Thank you also to our partner « Terre de vins ». We are very happy to accompany you during this event. Bravo for what you do and we wait impatiently for the laureates! Thank you to all the tasters, thank you also to the jury and the table heads. Thank you all!

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