St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

A well reviewed vintage after several poor years.

1.5 hour decant (some chunky sediment). A thrilling dark ruby red with little bricking. On the nose: green veggie, eucalyptus, earth, smoke, plum, and a little of that aged Bordeaux sweetness thrown in there too. Taste: leather, cedar, little raspberry, and gravel. Low acidity, a medium graphite finish with some slightly bitter tannins.

Lean and mean....where's the elegance and character???..........drink em if you got em, don't think more age will help. Careful with Bordeaux 95....from my experience, don't believe some have aged well. My last 95 is a Margaux and I am going to pop in a hurry.
— 6 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

One half of a double-blind, France Vs. USA 1990 vintage showdown that also included A. Rafanelli’s Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines had great provenance and were properly cellared over the last thirty years. I opened both bottles about three hours before we got into them. Corks on both wines had held up very well but looked pretty gnarly. The Meyney still looked quite youthful and was remarkably clear and exhibited gorgeous aromatics. Tobacco, green bell pepper, leather, berries, forest floor and smoke in that order. Tannins are fine and well integrated. Persistent acid. The finish was long and had a hint of burnt toast. In many respects, an evergreen wine that, while showing certain signs of age, certainly has many years of life ahead. It was really hard to chose a favorite between the two. I think the Meyney had a more compelling nose but the Rafanelli had a slightly more gratifying palate. Regardless, we were all winners tonight! — a month ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

From 375mL. My kind of Bordeaux - tobacco, herbaceous, old school left bank profile. Some may be put off by the greenish notes but not me. Drinking at its prime with some years to go in this format. — 13 days ago

Château Montrose

Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Deep and brooding with fine-grained tannins and very dark fruit profile. Black currant, blackberry, raspberry liqueur, graphite, cedar, grilled tarragon, autumn leaves. — 15 days ago

Eli, Peter and 7 others liked this

Château Haut-Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

This 1998 bottle of Chateau Haut Marbuzet is only 87 based on RP but honestly this is amazing and worth probably 92-94. Really full body, smooth, perfect on white meat like chicken or porc. — 22 days ago

Dave, Muralee and 5 others liked this

Château Le Boscq

Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Popped the bottle 24hrs ago.
Blackish purple in the glass. Nose and palate reveal notes of cassis, clay, cigars and fresh herbs. Nose is shy, palate fresh and with lifted acidity. Medium bodied. Grainy tannines, not too sticky.
A good and uncomplicated daily drinker.
— a month ago

Peter, Dick and 10 others liked this

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Dan R
9.2

This was rocking after a several hour decant. Just a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Focused, with good structure and grip. Good energy and liveliness. Didn't want this to end. Very expressive and made in a classic, timeless style. — 22 days ago

David, Ken and 6 others liked this

Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

I brought in one bottle of this at work to taste and see if lived up to the price being a lesser vintage (2006) It was certainly delicious but I think there are actually better Bordeaux wines to be had for that $75 price point (Only talking about this vintage I haven’t had others). Anyone else have thoughts on this?? — 25 days ago

Paul, Ira and 11 others liked this

Château Haut-Beauséjour

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Rich and delicious. Still young and takes 20+ to open up — 2 days ago

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Early Mother’s Day (UK) sampling of a new case of a Super Second. Will save the rest for 2030. — 14 days ago