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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 100 - Classic Cos with so much spice and fruit, yet refined and sexy. Powerful with super silky tannins. Full bodied, yet incredibly...
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Chateau Cos Labory St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromas of currants with blueberries and blackberries. Full body, with integrated tannins and a very pretty finish. This has lovely sweet...
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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 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 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...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90-93 - Fleshy and inviting, with bittersweet cocoa, roasted tobacco, black currant preserve and warm fig sauce notes all defined and...
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Chateau Picard Saint Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - Sprightly if oaky nose, blackberries, blackcurrants. Medium-bodied, nimble and fresh, has some charm and lift, a more delicate style,...
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Chateau Tour Des Termes St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Ripe and focused, with a mouthwatering iron note driving the cassis, blackberry and raspberry fruit along. Floral and chalk hints hang...
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Chateau Tronquoy Lalande Saint Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 90-93 - One of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Tronquoy Lalande, this estate has been resurrected by the Bouygues family (also the...
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La Dame De Montrose Saint Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - One of the best second wines, and possibly the best since the 1990 is the 2010 La Dame de Montrose. This represents 36% of the...
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Les Pagodes De Cos St. Estephe 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Probably the best second wine ever made at Cos (although the 2009 should not be discounted), the 2010 Les Pagodes de Cos is a blend of...

2010 Red Bordeaux St. Estephe

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.

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.