Bordeaux 2016 – St-Estèphe


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St-Estèphe usually comes into its own in dry years so it was no great surprise to find some fine 2016s here – not all of them likely to be very expensive. I was generally impressed by the 2016s from this commune, whose (apparently almost taste-able!) gravels lie over usefully water-retaining clay, which seems to have imbued the wines with particularly good freshness. Cos d’Estournel continues its path to refreshment. At Ch Montrose, currently going organic and sustainable, Hervé Berland stressed the benefits of this unusually unparcellated estate for its position...