St. Estèphe, Médoc

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

I remember this wine being quite fruit forward upon release. Almost 20 years later, it opens with notes of dried and slightly cooked red fruits, leather, tobacco, earth and a dash of vanilla. On the palate, the 2001 Château Cos d'Estournel has a surprisingly sweet flavor profile and good concentration. The tannins are well integrated and take a backseat to the fruit. Although miles away from the quality level of recent vintages, the 2001 is still quite enjoyable. Drink now. — 20 hours ago

Tom, Anthony and 6 others liked this

Château Lilian Ladouys

Saint Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

This wine is bold and fruity and fantastic. We tried it as a give from Ben and Mary (neighbors).
— 13 hours ago

Nasheed Amin
with Nasheed

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Medium garnet, the 2001 Château Léoville Barton is an archetype for cooler vintage, aristocratic left bank Bordeaux. It offers well-defined aromas of blackcurrant, dried black cherry, wood spice, mushroom, forest floor, tobacco and gravel. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is dominated by a massive tannin structure, excellent fruit concentration and a long, persistent finish. Drink now until 2030. — 20 hours ago

Tom, Anthony and 7 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

awesomely rich nose of blackberry, cherry & currant ~ soft black licorice, cigar box & balsa wood

fruits taste muddled, candied and raisin like but w just a hint of acidity to make it work
— 12 hours ago

Hermes, Byron and 6 others liked this

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1988

Dark rubi robe and no sign of the age, nose of tobacco, blackcurrant, roasted pepper notes and a hint of flowers. Not a blockbuster like the 89 but this is elegant, complex, and oh soo good. No rush but probably no more development. Excellent bottle of classical claret. — 8 days ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Adriana, Severn and 8 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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S-E might be my favorite of all of BDX.
Alexandre Pagliano

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Severn this is for sure one of our favorites, we do carry many vintages and love it dearly.
Alexandre Pagliano

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And you’re right as S-E has an undeserved reputation for rustic wines. Nothing further from the truth.

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Aged nicely. Beautiful Bordeaux. — 15 days ago

Shay, Hugh and 2 others liked this

Château Ormes de Pez

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Like the tannins — 14 days ago

Ericsson, Josh and 3 others liked this

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

Classic and correct Saint-Estephe at a great price. This wine needs to be open one hour before consuming. A great buy. Nothing extraordinary but difficult to find another Bordeaux of similar quality at this price. — 22 days ago

Ericsson, Douglas and 6 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Please tell us about the Brancaia in the background
Stuart Pollack

Stuart Pollack

The Brancaia Il Blu was excellent. I provided a separate review.

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Minty black licorice and sour black cherry. — 16 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 27 others liked this
Michelle M

Michelle M

Do love me some heart bottle 😉

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

This wine was love at first sniff. Medium garnet in color, a mesmerizing perfume of blackcurrant, ripe blackberry, sweet spice, wet tea bag and cigar box introduces the 2001 Château Ducru Beaucaillou. What an elegant, drop-dead gorgeous nose! Medium bodied and silky textured, the wine shines with remarkable balance and wonderful complexity. Drink now until 2030. — 20 hours ago

Douglas, Austin and 15 others liked this