St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

The second to last bottle of a case bought many years ago. Dark rubi color that only suggests this is an old wine. Very elegant nose with secondary notes, dark fruits and a hint of flowers. Very polished tanins and a long velvety mouth with incredibly civilized tannins. This is a great wine by any measure. Drink or hold. — 6 days ago

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Château Montrose

Reserve St Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Vertical Tasting!! My top 4 wines were ‘86, ‘98, ‘00, ‘03.....so much fun! — 13 days ago

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Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Cedar and graphite. Austere at first but opened up after a couple hours. — 3 days ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2nd wine of Cos d'Estournel in an average year @ £38 but drinking lovely 😉 a great effort 👍

📍 Château Cos d'Estournel - Les Pagodes de Cos 2012

🏵 90 points

🍇 60% Cabernet Sauvignon & 40% Merlot

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Smoked rich oak through blackcurrant & sweet dark plum w/ minerals & soggy earth

👄 Med creamy body of black berry fruits w/ dark plum, minerals, blueberry, cocoa & a touch of red liquorice

🎯 Med++ smooth dark fruits w/ a touch of blue & red berry in fine mineral, liquorice, cocoa & a light oaky linger
— 14 days ago

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Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

On the nose, there are florals, dark cherry, animal, and tobacco. The palate is bright with cherry, minerals, and tobacco. A lingering aftertaste. Tannins are very soft. — 9 days ago

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Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

One of my favorite producers! Blue and black fruit dominant. Lots of meaty, savory herbs. — 9 days ago

Château Lafon-Rochet

Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Dinner tasting Paul - my wine. Garnett robe, soft tanins. Cedar and tobacco on the nose. Medium + acidity and low tanins. Dark cherries & plum. — 16 days ago

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Château de Beau-Site

Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

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9.0

Tight and tough, big and burly. Nicely aromatic - deep, meaty, floral, perfumed. Chiseled and dusty on the palate - big time cedar, smoke, under-ripe cherry, black licorice, violet. Chewy tannins, this is young, dense, unyielding. High acid knocks it a bit out of balance, and heightens the perception of a green, sour, barrel undertone. This needs time. Old school terroir wine. Excellent value at €17 — a day ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Amazing. This is the perfect example of a perfect bottle. I would be generous in guessing 1990 but really is more like a 1996 in freshness. Might be my wine of the year! — 19 days ago

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Croix de Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

James Suckling says this is Ducru’s second wine. Wine Enthusiast says this is no longer their second wine. Wine Spectator says it’s no longer their second wine...”per se.” I believe the issue in question is where the fruit is sourced from and it appears the fruit is no longer sourced from the same vineyards as the grand vin, thus the reticence to actually call it a true second wine. Call it what you will, it’s delightful. Exhibiting a lovely finesse and balance, the nose is chalk full of mint, clove, red cherries, and tobacco. On the palate ripe blackberries, cherries, and hen of the wood. Fine grained tannins with great balance, this is very drinkable at this point in its lifespan. Medium-bodied, relatively light on its feet, and delicious. Fun Fact: Croix no longer shares a common label with the grand vin; the new label (shown in picture) being an entirely fresh and unique design created by Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger. — a day ago

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Very elegant photo!
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