St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Excellent start to fall with 82’ Cos. Perfume of cassis, old library and saddle leather gives way to an unctuous palate - cassis, hoisin, bacon, animal, tobacco and the classic Cos silky tannins. Excellent wine. — a day ago

Sagee, Ira and 13 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nose has ripe blueberries, ripe mulberries, crushed blackberries, lacquered wood, damp slate, overly humidified cigar and a touch of cedar.

Palate has blackcurrant, blackberry, black cherry, dried cherry, graphite, iron and cigar ash. Tannins are medium, actually lighter than anticipated, and quite enjoyable. Lots to like on the nose and palate with this youthful Bordeaux.

45% Merlot / 42% Cabernet Sauvignon / 13% Cabernet Franc

Decanted 4H at the time of notes. Drink 2025-2038.

A second label from our favorite Left Bank producer, a wine I've been searching to find for many years and finally landed one in Chicago last year (2021).

Paired to Merlot steaks (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) and recently dug Carola potatoes from our garden tossed in butter and garden herbs, both finished with flakey Maldon salt.
— 16 days ago

Alexandre, Adriana and 36 others liked this
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That would be Left Bank Severn. I love las Cases as well. Most years the Grand Vin is equal to the First Growths.

Château Saint-Pierre

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Medium to full bodied. Didn’t have the earthiness but structure was good. Decanting at time of drinking but it opened up well. East drinking ! — 17 days ago

Ted, Ruud and 13 others liked this

Château Beau-Site

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Always delivers. Great QPR — 2 days ago

Daniel, Severn and 2 others liked this

Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Like a spicy hot chocolate. Pepper, graphite and fruity nose. Blackberry, licorice, spice and toasted sugar. Medium tannins — 13 hours ago

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Very balanced , very tasty, long finish.
Deep garnet, aromatic, medium body, some plum and tobacco notes. Excellent value.
— 10 days ago

Daniel, John and 11 others liked this

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

No formal notes. Floral/leather/camphor. Wonderful with lamb. — 15 days ago

Alsu ShakirovaGeoff Franz
with Alsu and Geoff
Geoff, Pooneet and 9 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

Go easy with air. After an hour decant, I found this underwhelming. It was open and soft, but with the air it lacked complexity and depth. My bad for not tasting prior to the decant. — 21 days ago

Ira, Severn and 9 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

A blend of 66% Cab Sauv, 31% Merlot and 3% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, cacao, tobacco, earthy herbs and cedar notes. — 4 days ago

Dawn, Anthony and 9 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Blackish purple robe, nose of cigar box, asphalt, blackcurrant and a hint of black pepper and spices. Medium bodied and very velvety, good length. Ready now but no rush. A really good bottle from a vintage we dont particularly like. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Severn and 7 others liked this