Bordeaux 2018 – St-Estèphe

Julia starts her review of Bordeaux's 2018 reds tasted en primeur with the impressive St-Estèphes. For details of all our coverage of Bordeaux 2018, see this guide

This northernmost of the four most famous communes in the Haut-Médoc typically has more underlying clay than the other three, as well as plenty of gravel, so the soils tend to be cooler, later ripening and better able to cope with a long dry period such as the three-month spell in late summer 2018 (see part 1 of my overview for more details, and see the rather good St-Estèphe website for ...

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