St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

23 year old St Estephe @ £115 that’s drinking rather lovely right now 👍

📍 Chateau Montrose 1995

🏵 94 points

🍇 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

🍷 Dark garnet ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel, pencil lead, earth & wet leaves through stewed spiced blackcurrant, prune, date & plum w/ farmyard, liquorice, herbs, smoke, leather, mocha & black tea 😍

👄 Med body of deluxe smooth silky blackcurrant, plum & red berry in dark mocha, minerals & black tea

🎯 Med earthy dark aged mashed fruit coating w/ mineral tea linger
— 2 days ago

Chris, Keith and 22 others liked this
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Sounds lovely @Chris England! Cheers!

Château Calon-Ségur

Le Petit Calon Saint-Estephe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Big Red Bordeaux yet so approachable. A nice blend from one of my favorite houses - an almost toned down version due to the nice blend, mature red fruit and that trademark French soil sings through. You could live on just this and some cheese. — 14 days ago

Dan liked this

Château Haut-Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

à ouvrir dans 5 ans puis 10 ans ! gros potentiel. — 3 days ago

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

I loved this in 09 so was eager to try the £37 2010 😁 & it’s a winner to 🏆 Great quality & value lives in this bottle to drink now & into the next 10 years 😉

📍 Chateau Trinquoy-Lalande 2010

🏵 92 points w/ a touch more potential

🍇 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot & 10% Petit Verdot

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Blackcurrant & blueberry in light smoked oak w/ blackberry, liquorice, mocha, herby violet tones & touches of mineral rock

👄 Med+ body of plump black currant & berry in mocha, rich minerals & liquorice w/ tones of red berry

🎯 Long mineral & chocolate infused dark fruit touch dry linger w/ a tickle of liquorice & bitter mocha grounds
— 11 days ago

Chris, Bill and 18 others liked this

Château Cos Labory

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Blackcurrant with touch of french oak and liquorice. Medium to full with fine tannin and moderate finish lingering.
— 5 days ago

Château de Pez

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Well balanced, deep color and full of flavor. Excellent with pizza! — 7 days ago

Alec liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Sweet black fruits, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, dried herbs & a touch of carob. Although drinking well now, I would drink up as I can’t see this getting better with more time. — 5 days ago

Shay, Mark and 15 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1928

Lovely older claret that is still drinking well. This had lots of soft cherry, dried rose petal & sandalwood spice. — 3 days ago

James, Keith and 5 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Very good, even if we opened it a little early. Like a freshly used pencil sharpener on the nose. Tannins give it some oomph but overall, it’s clean and well-rounded. — 13 days ago

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 11 🎄

🎅 Santa says “what’s Mrs Claus after giving me this lovely festive juice on a Tuesday 😊”

📝 I say this is drinking well young but I’d leave 5-20 years 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Pommery Brut Royal NV

📍 Chateau Langoa Barton 2010

🏵 92 points w/ more potential

🍇 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 17% Merlot

🍷 Deep dark blackened ruby

👃 Smoked oak through blackcurrant & dark plum w/ a touch of raspberry liquorice, cocoa, black cherry, light blueberry & minerals

👄 Med body of rich ripe punchy blackcurrant w/ dark plum, cocoa & raspberry liquorice

🎯 A long blackcurrant driven dark fruit bomb with a real raspberry undertone & blueberry tickle
— 4 days ago

Chris, Tom and 18 others liked this