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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 100 - One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A...
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Chateau Lafon-Rochet St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Juicy and very lively, with lots of briar, currant, cherry, toasty spice and anise notes all framed by bright floral and iron hints. The...
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Chateau Le Crock St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - his is ripe, with a succulent core of braised fig and crushed plum framed by tangier iron and savory herb notes, which stay defined...
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Chateau Les Ormes De Pez St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - This is tight and precise, with lots of cut from start to finish, as chiseled graphite and iron notes support the dark currant, mulled...
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the...
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Chateau Tronquoy Lalande Saint Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Big and massive wine for this appellation. Some may say too much but loads of fruit underneath. Full and chewy. Needs two to three years...
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Les Pagodes De Cos St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - The brilliant 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos actually has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the grand vin (69% versus 65%) in addition...

2009 St. Estephe

St Estephe is the largest producer of the Haut-Medoc appellations, situated at its northernmost tip.

St Estephe has traditionally produced robust, solid wines, full of flavour that can need many years to soften and mature. In the last 30 years, a move towards using more of the softer Merlot grape and some changes in the wine-making process have produced some slightly lighter wines that can mature earlier, whilst still maintaining the substance and structure of this wine. However, the wines from this region still retain the big, well-structured and full characteristics of a St Estephe. Although only 5 St Estephe wines were ranked as a Classified growth in the 1855 classification, nowadays there are numerous Cru Bourgeois Chateaux producing superb wine, rivalling the quality of many Medoc classified growths. These wines are often excellent value for the consumer who enjoys a full, rich wine. Those having the patience to wait for these wines to mature are extremely well rewarded.

St Estephe is the closest to the mouth of the river, the Gironde, joining the Atlantic Sea and has less gravel, and more clay, than upstream towards Margaux. This heavier soil drains more slowly, which leads to full, robust wines with a reasonably high acidity. St Estephes excel in hot and dry years when vines in regions with lighter solid may suffer from the excessive heat. St Estephe offers many exciting, stylish and substantial wines, especially from the host of Cru Bourgeois Chateaux which can offer great value.