Chateau Edmus St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Everything about Chateau Chateau Edmus St. EmilionBordeaux, wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, best vintages, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Edmus takes its name from the founder of the estate, Philip Edmunson, an American businessman, who obtained the Right Bank vineyard in 2007 with his business partner, Eric Remus. After purchasing Chateau Edmus, their next move was to hire the noted wine consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt to help with vineyard management and wine making, before starting a renovation of the property and vineyards. 2007 marked the official debut of Chateau Edmus. However, 2008 was the first year when the owners were able to exercise full control.

Chateau Edmus St. Emilion Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 5.8 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Chateau Edmus is located not far from Chateau Monbousquet. The terroir is sand and gravel. The vineyard is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, typical of the St. Emilion appellation. On average, the vines are 35 years of age. The Right Bank vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,200 vines per hectare. At Chateau Edmus, they strive to be as green as possible and practice sustainable farming when they can, without the use of weed killing chemicals or chemical fertilizers of any kind.

The vinification of Chateau Edmus takes place after the fruit is sorted first in the vineyards and a second time, at the grape reception center. The wine of Chateau Edmus is whole berry fermented in 5 temperature controlled, concrete vats of various sizes, which allow for close to a parcel by parcel vinification. Chateau Edmus is then aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for between 14 to 16 months before bottling. The time in barrel and the amount of new oak varies on the character of the vintage. The annual production of Chateau Edmus ranges from 5,000 to 7,000 cases of wine, depending on the vintage.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Edmus with Wine, Food and Pairing Tips

Chateau Edmus is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might also need decanting, for both aerating and to remove the sediment. Chateau Edmus is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Edmus is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Château Edmus Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2016 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. An elegant, early drinking charmer with an open, ripe, sweet, fresh cherry and thyme character, this wine will provide easy drinking and medium bodied pleasure.

      87 points - Tasted
  2. 2015 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. A medium-bodied, floral-tinged wine with elegant, sweet, dark red fruits, soft textures and a fruity finish.

      89 points - Tasted
  3. 2014 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. A medium-bodied wine boasting light, fresh red fruits, this vintage will be best on the young side. 84-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
  4. 2013 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Sweet black raspberries are in this easy-drinking, forward style. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  5. 2012 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc produced a medium bodied, soft wine a black cherry filled finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  6. 2011 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Previously, the wine was produced from a 5.8-hectare plot, yet as of the 2011 Bordeaux vintage, the fruit comes from a mere 3 hectares, allowing more Cabernet Franc in the blend. With silky textures, jammy raspberries, licorice, coffee and citrus, ther wine ends with a supple, fresh cherry griotte finish. 90-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
  7. 2010 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Edmus Produced from an assemblage of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, with vines that average 40 years of age, the wine reached 14% alcohol. Licorice and blackberry aromas, medium body and a light red and black fruit finish. 87-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
  8. 2009 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. Stone, licorice and red with black fruits open this medium bodied, soft textured St. Emilion wine. This easy to like Bordeaux wine will award pleasure early.

      89 points - Tasted
  9. 2007 Château Edmus ( St. Émilion Grand Cru)

    1. This new St. Emilion property takes its name from the two American owners. Philip Edmundson and Eric Remus who purchased the estate in 2007. Produced from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers scents of dusty cherries, herbs, licorice and earth. Medium bodied, with dusty tannins, the wine finishes with cassis, plum and tart cherries. Stephane Derenoncourt has been brought in to consult, which means the new owners are serious about improving the wine. 2007 was their debut vintage.

      89 points - Tasted