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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 Lafon-Rochet St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Features a dark currant and blackberry coulis core, surrounded by charcoal, singed savory and light coffee notes. The solid, firm, taut...
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Chateau Lafon-Rochet St. Estephe 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - This has a chunky feel, with charcoal and cassis bush notes out front, followed by plum skin, steeped black currant and blackberry...
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Chateau Lafon-Rochet St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - This is extremely floral and flamboyant on the nose for the vintage. Medium to full body, good fruit and a fresh, firm finish. Nicely...
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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 Le Crock St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - Offers a good beam of cassis and briar, with singed anise, lilac and black tea notes. Displays a juicy edge on the finish, and should...
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Chateau Les Ormes De Pez St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Dark and winey, with good damson plum, black currant and mulled spice notes pushed by a tangy iron note and flecks of savory and chalk...
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Chateau Lilian Ladouys St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - This is soft and velvety, with blueberry and blackberry aromas. Full body, with round tannins and a long finish. A rich and almost jammy...
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Chateau Marquis De Calon St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A spicy, meaty red with berry character and hints of mahogany. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Outstanding second...
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Spicy raspberry and blackberry aromas lead to a full body, with sweet, ripe fruit, subtle silky tannins and a long, caressing finish....
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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The finest Meyney since the fabulous efforts produced in the late seventies and early eighties, it is good to see this estate, which has...
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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 Meyney St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - It is good to see this well-situated estate in St.-Estephe get back on track. The 2010 has loads of beef blood, charcuterie and smoked...

France St. Estephe

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

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.