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Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2013 750ml

Rated 91-92 - A juicy wine with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium body with firm tannins and a fresh, citrus finish. Wow. Surprisingly,...
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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense...
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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 100 - Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The...
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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Fascinating aromas of blackberries with cacao and buttery notes. This is a full-bodied red combining well-rounded tannins, lovely...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2006 750ml

Rated 90 - Black-red colour, smoky, typical slightly gamey Phelan nose, but this time much more fruit than game, fragrant and sappy, very fine...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2008 750ml

Rated 90 - A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 is the finest Phelan-Segur since the 1990. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as loads of...
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Chateau Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - This is fleshy and polished, with layers of crushed plum, fig sauce and blackberry paste that unfurl slowly, backed by maduro tobacco,...
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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 Phelan Segur St. Estephe 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Lots of violet, sandalwood, currant and tar character. Subtle and pretty. Full body, fine tannins and a balanced and fresh finish....
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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 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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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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Chateau Tronquoy Lalande Saint Estephe 2011 750ml

Rated 88-90 - The 2011 Tronquoy Lalande, a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and a whopping 11% Petit Verdot (although there is nothing...

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.