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Chateau Beau Site Saint-Estephe 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Love the spice and dark-berry character with hints of plums. Full body and velvety tannins. Long and flavorful with graphite, cedar and...
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Chateau Calon Segur St. Estephe 2009 750ml

Rated 94+ - The 2009 has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) ever included in a Calon-Segur (the rest is Merlot and Petit Verdot)....
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Chateau Clos De Bouard La Dame De Bouard St. Emilion 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - This has very attractive violets, plums and purple fruit on offer with a very plush and elegant feel on the palate, as well as a...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2014 750ml

Rated 97 - This is an immensely dense wine that is going to be a classic. The dark tannins are still lined with wood aging but that will go because...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2015 750ml

Rated 98 - Super aromas of nutmeg, cloves and dried flowers with plums and blackberries. Subtle yet so complex. Full-bodied, tight and integrated...
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Chateau Cos D'estournel St. Estephe 2016 750ml

Rated 100 - The 2016 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged in 65% new and 35% two-year-old...
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Chateau Cos Labory St. Estephe 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Attractive, forthright, cassis nose introduces a rather elegant and fresh palate with a well-balanced, clean and dry finish of quite...
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Chateau Cos Labory St. Estephe 2015 375ml

Rated 93 - Taking its name from the hill or Cos on which the vines are planted, this wine is dense and full of firm tannins. The fruit is there as...
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Chateau Cos Labory St. Estephe 2016 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2016 Cos Labory is a supple, pretty wine with plenty of near and medium-term appeal. Sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, scorched earth...
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Chateau Frank Phelan St. Estephe 2012 375ml

Rated 90 - Frank was the son of Bernard Phélan, who created this estate in the mid 19th century. The second wine of the chateau, it is bold, ripe...
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Bordeaux France St. Estephe

There are few wine regions in the world with a reputation as glowing and well established as that of the Bordeaux, in France. Situated mainly around the Dordogne and Gironde rivers, Bordeaux makes the most of its humid climate and rich, clay and gravel based soils to grow some of the finest examples of red and white grape varietals on earth. Wineries in this region have been in operation for hundreds of years, and have carefully developed the expertise required for the production of carefully balanced and utterly delicious blended red and white wines, alongside some exceptional single variety bottles. Many of the chateaux found in Bordeaux have become household names, due to their prestige and the excellence of their products, grown with love and dedication by heritage wineries in this beautiful and special region.

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.