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2017 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU MONTROSE 2ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

Release date: 11/6/2018

The Grand Vin 2017 Château Montrose is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a sensational Cabernet Sauvignon profile and offers abundant blueThe Grand Vin 2017 Château Montrose is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a sensational Cabernet Sauvignon profile and offers abundant blue fruits, sweet black cherries, leafy herbs, and liquid violet-like aromas and flavors. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated Saint-Estèphe that has remarkable purity, a rock solid mid-palate, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It certainly shows the cooler, pure side to the vintage, yet has plenty of textural richness and depth. It should be drinkable with just short-term cellaring and age beautifully. Rating: 93-95 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 DAME DE MONTROSE Saint Estèphe Château Montrose

2017 DAME DE MONTROSE Saint Estèphe Château Montrose

Release date: 11/6/2018

A juicy and savory second wine with blackberry, blueberry and wet-earth character. Medium-bodied, tight and silky. Fresh finish.A juicy and savory second wine with blackberry, blueberry and wet-earth character. Medium-bodied, tight and silky. Fresh finish. Rating: 91-92 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

Release date: 7/6/2018

This is exceptional, if a touch below the intensity and harmony of 2016. I love the density that's displayed in this wine, showcasing luxurious, well-enrobed tannins. The complexity steals up on youThis is exceptional, if a touch below the intensity and harmony of 2016. I love the density that's displayed in this wine, showcasing luxurious, well-enrobed tannins. The complexity steals up on you little by little, the dark cassis and plum fruit character deepening through the palate with flashes of sage, charcoal, cigar box, graphite and taut tannins. The colour difference is marked between the grand vin and second wine, with the Cos extremely deep damson in colour following a one-month maceration at 30 degrees and clever use of the press. Harvested 12- 30 September. 40% of production went into the grand vin. 3.7pH. IPT68. 60% new oak. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-cos-destournel-st-estephe-2eme-cru-classe-2017-20503#K49Zzk08yo9qdRAO.99 Drinking range: 2026 - 2040 Rating: 96 Jane Anson, Decanter(Apr 2018)

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2017 PAGODES DE COS du Château Cos d'Estournel Saint Estèphe

2017 PAGODES DE COS du Château Cos d'Estournel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 7/6/2018

The second wine of the estate is the 2017 Pagodes de Cos, which is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Where the Goulée shows the plumper, moreThe second wine of the estate is the 2017 Pagodes de Cos, which is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Where the Goulée shows the plumper, more rounded style of Merlot, this beauty has more Cabernet Sauvignon black and blue fruits, graphite, and minerality as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, focused style on the vintage. It should certainly end up being an outstanding wine and drink nicely for 15+ years. Rating: 89-92 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 3ème Cru Classé Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 6/6/2018

The clay layer in the soil here at Calon saved them from any danger of water stress, despite the quite dry and hot season. And they were really pleased with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot andThe clay layer in the soil here at Calon saved them from any danger of water stress, despite the quite dry and hot season. And they were really pleased with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Cabernet Franc were more tricky and there was much work done. Heavy selection of fruit was made ensuring only perfect, healthy bunches were kept and some innovative work was done with the press wines too. To try and add a bit of intensity to the mid-palate here, they introduced almost twice as much wine from the press to the usual free run juice. This element would normally be added in in January - but here it was blended in immediately and fermented together. Clever idea and the results are great. This added a firm, fresh edge - an elegance and a lift but with no austerity. The 2017 is already very attractive. Fresh and clean, a St Estephe feel and pure line - but there is a lovely balance too. Soft and silky on approach. Spicy, soft damson fruit and delicious cassis jus are held in place by the mega-fine, soft tannins. A real delight. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot Rating: 94 L&S(May 2018)

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2017 MARQUIS DE CALON Saint Estèphe Château Calon Ségur

2017 MARQUIS DE CALON Saint Estèphe Château Calon Ségur

Release date: 6/6/2018

Fresh and delicate with firm tannins and a crisp finish. Medium body and a bright currant and dark-cherry character. Second wine of Calon.Fresh and delicate with firm tannins and a crisp finish. Medium body and a bright currant and dark-cherry character. Second wine of Calon. Rating: 89-90 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 4ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 4ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

Release date: 5/6/2018

Another great St Estephe - this does seem to be one of the more successful villages this year. Nice feel. Chalky texture and hard calcaire middle. Fruit is pretty, elevated with punchy darkAnother great St Estephe - this does seem to be one of the more successful villages this year. Nice feel. Chalky texture and hard calcaire middle. Fruit is pretty, elevated with punchy dark currants. Nice and 'clarerty' just as you would hope, firm and restrained. Feel and depth are good though. Long too. 55%Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 6% Cbernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Rating: 91 L&S(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 29/5/2018

This is tight and structured with a pretty center palate. Medium body, dark fruit and hints of spices and cedar. Very well done.This is tight and structured with a pretty center palate. Medium body, dark fruit and hints of spices and cedar. Very well done. Rating: 91-92 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 23/5/2018

The 2017 Phélan-Ségur, was harvested as late as possible, starting on 14 September with the Merlot and starting the Cabernet around 27 September and finished around mid-October. It is matured in 50%The 2017 Phélan-Ségur, was harvested as late as possible, starting on 14 September with the Merlot and starting the Cabernet around 27 September and finished around mid-October. It is matured in 50% new oak. It appears to show more red fruit on the nose than its Saint-Estèphe peers, just a little disjointed at first but melding together with time, raspberry and briary scents mixed with dried rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, quite foursquare and masculine, needing more flesh to come through on the finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, vinous.com(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

Release date: 14/5/2018

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot. Plenty of Cabernet dominance on the nose. Deep, rich dark fruit with a savoury edge. On the palate the dark fruit is joined by well integrated50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot. Plenty of Cabernet dominance on the nose. Deep, rich dark fruit with a savoury edge. On the palate the dark fruit is joined by well integrated oak. High pitched acidity keeps the juice on its toes. Dusty tannins near the end. This wine has a good Saint Estèphe feel to it. Lots to like. Rating: 89 L&S(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LE BOSCQ Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU LE BOSCQ Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 8/5/2018

64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Lovely toasty oak on the nose. Warming and enticing. Lots of juicy sweet fruit on the palate. Not too much extraction. Cedar wood provides the64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Lovely toasty oak on the nose. Warming and enticing. Lots of juicy sweet fruit on the palate. Not too much extraction. Cedar wood provides the framework. The tannins counter the sweet fruit and add an attractive drying sensation near the end. Notably Saint-Estèphe in style. An excellent option in 2017. Rating: 89-90 L&S(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 4/5/2018

51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Impressive verdant bouquet of bramble fruits, violet and cedar. There is even a hint of Pyrazine character that's missing from51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Impressive verdant bouquet of bramble fruits, violet and cedar. There is even a hint of Pyrazine character that's missing from many wines in this vintage. Good carry and chew on the fleshy mid-palate. The tannins are fine, ripe and really silky. Already approachable and inviting, this has impressive length. Another very good wine from an estate that's been on an excellent run of form. Drinking range: 2021 - 2035 Rating: 90-91 L&S(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CAPBERN Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU CAPBERN Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 4/5/2018

One of the wines of the day. Excellent crunch and robust feel to the dark, ripe fruit. Lovely grip and chew. Fruit is certainly ripe but there is a firmness and scratch to the texture. A hint ofOne of the wines of the day. Excellent crunch and robust feel to the dark, ripe fruit. Lovely grip and chew. Fruit is certainly ripe but there is a firmness and scratch to the texture. A hint of cedar in the background adds complexity. Bright and lively zip keeps this flowing. It is smart and has a great purity. A classic St Estephe feel. Good, bright fun. Ends clean and pure — but with that ripe note hauntingly present. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Rating: 90-91 L&S(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU COS LABORY Cru Bourgeois Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU COS LABORY Cru Bourgeois Saint Estèphe

Release date: 3/5/2018

The 2017 Cos-Labory has a commendable bouquet with clean, crisp aromas of blackberry, smoke and light tobacco scents. There is no greenness here, a trait that can spoil some vintages of thisThe 2017 Cos-Labory has a commendable bouquet with clean, crisp aromas of blackberry, smoke and light tobacco scents. There is no greenness here, a trait that can spoil some vintages of this Saint-Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, plenty of ripe brambly black fruit with a sense of mineralité on the finish. Hey...is this the moment when Cos-Labory produces a great wine? Looks that way here. I look forward to re-tasting this once in bottle and will keep my fingers crossed. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, vinous.com(May 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

Release date: 26/4/2018

This is really bright and summery. There is some good weight to the seamless, deep core of fruit and the polished tannins add a nice feel, just enough chew. It's not complicated, but therein lies theThis is really bright and summery. There is some good weight to the seamless, deep core of fruit and the polished tannins add a nice feel, just enough chew. It's not complicated, but therein lies the joy. It's a friendly, juicy style of Saint Estèphe that will please many. You are just left smiling by the glossy fruit and there's a hint of cedar on the finish to add sophistication. Immediately appealing, this will be ready to enjoy almost the moment it arrives. It would make an excellent, crowd-pleasing party wine. Perhaps one for magnums? Drinking range: 2021 - 2030 Rating: 88-89 L&S(Apr 2018)

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2017 CHÂTEAU CLAUZET Cru Bourgeois Saint Estèphe

2017 CHÂTEAU CLAUZET Cru Bourgeois Saint Estèphe

Release date: 25/4/2018

The 2017 Clauzet has a conservative blackberry and tobacco-scented bouquet that feels clean and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that tightly grip the mouth, although theThe 2017 Clauzet has a conservative blackberry and tobacco-scented bouquet that feels clean and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that tightly grip the mouth, although the finish lacks the precision of top drawer Saint-Estèphes. Drinking range: 2019 - 2027 Rating: 86-88 Neal Martin, vinous.com(May 2018)

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2014 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

2014 CHÂTEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint EstèphePRIMEUR FAVOURITES

Release date: 16/4/2015

For the last few years there have been some promising signs here and seeing where it is, on a decent 'croupe' of gravel overlooking the river just south of Montrose, it always seems a littleFor the last few years there have been some promising signs here and seeing where it is, on a decent 'croupe' of gravel overlooking the river just south of Montrose, it always seems a little surprising they cannot do even better here on a regular basis. Perhaps they are now getting on a roll. Following a good effort for 2013, they have pulled out a cracker this year. Still Saint Estèphe in style, but with lovely weight and fruit density. There is a creamy, rich feel, gently seasoned with lovely pepper and just a tad of sophisticated vanilla and oak spice. Rating: 91-91 L&S(Apr 2015)

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