St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Cos d'Estournel

Les Pagodes de Cos Saint-Estéphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very masculin wine with granite, tar, leather, liquorice notes with amazingly soft silky tannin. It opens in 30 min to this explosion of aforementioned notes with black fruit in the background. Green bell pepper in the background give away the youth. It should develop very well over the years. Great length: good 35 seconds on the palate. Now I need to try the real deal COS from the same vintage. — 5 days ago

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Rodolphe Clérac

Rodolphe Clérac

I have a Cos 1985 for you for your next visit... if I did not drink it before...
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

@Rodolphe Clérac buddy if this Covid mess wasn’t on I will take a flight for it.
Rodolphe Clérac

Rodolphe Clérac

Hopefully soon! I can keep it for another year...

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Decided to continue drinking my 2003 Bordeaux from this hot year. This was in excellent condition. Rich crimson with a garnet edge. Aromatics of dry plum and cassis with pronounced cedar box - like the aromas you get from pulling out a chest of drawers in an antique shop. All in all obviously left bank Bordeaux. Medium weight mellifluous palate with perfect balance finishing with sandy fine tannins. Julia Harding’s drinking window of 2010 to 2018 proved to be conservative. Wonderful claret. — 20 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Love Cos D'! We're all out of '03 though. Still have several other reputable '03 BDX's, which I'm not terribly worried about drinking now.
Bob McDonald

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@Severn Goodwin Agreed - no need to be terribly worried about the better classed growths from 2003.
Ron R

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@Bob McDonald, I have a load of the 02’s and they have stood still. Easily another 10 - 15 ahead of these. They will further improve, too. Nice pull here.

Château Capbern

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Vintage 2013 | half transparant, tuilé, complex smell, rich with dominant earthy impression - specific for Saint Estephe. Also pipe tobacco, chocolate, plums. The taste is à Point, very smooth. | paired with Gruyère cheese. — 5 days ago

Chris, Anthony and 22 others liked this

Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

My first time using my new Coravin. Fun toy. This is a beautiful, very drinkable wine, albeit a few years too young. It feels like it’s holding back a little though, almost like a powerful car that is confined to the speed limit. — 8 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 28 others liked this

Château Cos Labory

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Vintage 2004 | Paired with pork tenderloin and zucchini — 21 days ago

Ronald, Chris and 24 others liked this

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Drank for kylie's 4th birthday party. Super young. Decanted for 60 minutes. Black fruit, cigar box, leather, and smoke. Shows great promise just like Kylie but needs to wait a few more years. — a month ago

Shay, Romain and 7 others liked this

Château Lafon-Rochet

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

! !Yarivyo Wine Score!
9.1

This Chateau Lafon Rochet from the superb 2005 vintage is beaming with elegance, still a bit young, yet delicious, sublime and tempting.
My old tasting note stays firm as I go through the case, the nose is a bit restrained yet tempting and complex, notes of black currents, leather, earth, oak, dust and pepper. The body is full with round tannins and balancing acidity, the finish is long and chewy. I recommend a couple of hours decanting before enjoying at this early stage.
My score 91, drink to 2030
— 14 days ago

Martijn, Michael and 23 others liked this

Château de Marbuzet

St. Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1990

Seen better days, but I always love anything from one of my favorite Bordeaux vintages — 6 days ago

Josh, Alex and 15 others liked this

Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Ausgeglichen. Kaum mehr Tannine vorhanden. — 9 days ago

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

! !Yarivyo Wine Score!
9.1

Leoville Barton Saint Julien Grand Cru Classe is a lovely Bordeaux that shines again again over vintages. It seems to me that it never surrendered to the Parker impact and stayed true to its old school nature of restrained power and complexity at a good value.
This wine needs time to mature, it’s not made for early drinking and it requires patience and this patience pays of!
The 1998 is simply singing these days and I am so happy I secured a case! The wine is earthy with notes of dry leaves, dump forest floor, coffee, licorice, black currents and cigar box, the body is full and complex with lovely dry tannins that add a nice touch of sophistication and complexity, the finish is long and elegant. Old school and delicious!
My score 91, drink to 2024
— 13 days ago

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