St Estèphe 2016

Please note that this campaign has now closed. We will leave our prices up for reference only. If you are looking for wines from this or any other Bordeaux vintage, please don't hesitate to call us on 01353 721 999.

We will be updating this page with full tasting notes on the 2016 vintage, written by our Master of Wine, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW over the coming weeks. Prices will be included as wines are released so please keep re-visiting the site for the latest news. To request a wine, simply click on the wine name to send us an e-mail, or for an immediate response, please contact your salesman directly (details below) or call the office on 01353 721 999.

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Pricing: Prices are £ per case of 12 bottles, in bond London, unless otherwise specified. Please note that this includes shipping to the UK and landing in our warehouse but does not include Duty, VAT and onward delivery once the wine is shipped.

Wines offered may be subject to allocation and an offer does not constitute a guarantee of supply. Please let us know which wines you would like to purchase as soon as you can and we will come back to you if we are unable to fulfil your order.


St Estèphe  
Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2010: £696; price in 2015: £570
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Opaque purple black. Very tight and tarry on the nose, spiced and primary, with black-skinned fruits: sloe and mulberry. On the palate, big spiced black fruits, rich and racy, layered and sweet, mineral and intense, very ripe but held in check by the substantial tannins behind, some wood spice just discernible, going to a long, tasty, grilled but fresh finish. Drink 2025-2040


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Château Capbern, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2010: £145; price in 2015: £140
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Cabernet Franc has been included in the blend for the first time this year. Deep purple black with sweet black fruit on the nose, some grilled notes behind, creamy and perfumed. Gorgeously rich, plump black fruits on the palate, grilled again with creamed blackcurrants, fresh and vibrant with light spice, and ripe, very supple tannins to a rich, satisfying finish. Drink 2022-2033


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Château Cos d’Estournel, 2ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £1,265
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Deep, dense red black right to the rim almost opaque. On the nose, creamed black fruit, with an alluring richness, perfumed and spiced to a palate that is intense on entry, rich, concentrated and with spectacularly supple tannins, dense and creamed whilst remaining very elegant too with a floral note, lightly spiced. This seems to be the new style Cos, aiming for elegance over brute power and all the better for it. Perfumed with light oriental spice and grilled on the finish, this is a wine that goes on and on. Really lovely. Drink 2026-2045


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Dame de Montrose, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £290
52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot
Dense purple black not fully opaque with a nose of gloriously spiced dark fruit, some oak spice too, pain d’épice and a lovely perfume leading to a palate of thick-skinned black fruit, perfumed, intense, layered and sweet with fine ripe tannins behind. We tasted just after Pagodes de Cos and this is bigger in terms of volume, ripe and spiced with a lovely savoury twist on the finish which is almost saline. Sweet and mouth-filling, this is a wine that will bring huge pleasure. Drink 2023-2035+


Château Haut Beauséjour, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £133
Deep red black, with a delicious nose of black cherry pie, spice and crème pâtissière with lightly grilled notes, primary with some soured black fruits, leading to a palate of lovely bitter-sweet black fruit, rich, grilled and layered, lighter in the mid palate, supple with a shorter finish. Drink 2021-2030


Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2010: £355; price in 2015: £300
Semi-opaque, with minty, tarry black fruit on the nose, quite dense, closed at this stage, leading to a fine, intense palate of concentrated black fruits, rich, spiced, with hints of rock rose and almost brambly / underbrush notes, with substantial ripe tannins behind the sweet fruit and fresh racy acidity too and going to a long, spiced finish. Nicely balanced, needs time. Drink 2025-2040


Les Pagodes de Cos, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £345
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc
55% of the crop went into Pagodes
Dense red black, semi-opaque with a nose of crunchy, ripe blackcurrant fruit. On the palate, rich blackcurrant fruit on entry with some black pepper notes and a floral hint too, creamy and elegant but not blockbuster, the ripe tannins are well integrated, leading to a fresh, racy and long finish. Drink 2022-2032


Le Marquis de Calon Ségur, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £185
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon (this includes the young Cabernet fruit from vines planted in 2008/09)
Dense purple black to the rim, opaque, with nose of creamed black fruits, earthy and spiced, black jam notes (but not 'jammy') and musk. On the palate, big black fruits, creamed again, cool and aloof but also with some sweetness behind, spice and musk, very fruity, gourmand.


Chateau Meyney, St Estephe 2016
"The 2016 Meyney has quite an opulent and flamboyant bouquet, which is something I do not expect from this Saint Estèphe. It seems to calm down in the glass and attains more delineation and poise. The palate is sweet on the entry with impressive precision, quite linear in style with blackberry, graphite and smoky notes, leading to a finish that offers satisfying persistence. Excellent." Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
Château Montrose, 2ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £1,140
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
The percentage of Cabernet is slightly higher than usual in 2016 and the first wine is made from 38% of the crop. Deep dense and dark right to the rim; the nose is savoury to start with before perfumed black fruit, blackcurrant, comes to the fore, violets and spice, layered with some grilled wood notes too but very much in the background. Sweet black fruit on the palate, blackcurrants and sloes, spiced with evident (low toast) oak notes, tarry with huge, yet ripe and supple tannins, some dusty cocoa notes, spice and hints of cognac too, to a spiced, toasty finish Dusty cocoa flavour. Drink 2025-2040+


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Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2010: £240; price in 2015: £210
52% Merlot ; 42% Cabernet Sauvignon ; 5% Cabernet France 1% Petit Verdot
Deep red black with a contrastingly sweet and savoury black fruit nose, rich and with some spice, leading to a plump, rounded, black fruit palate, sweet and supple, ripe, again with some spice and substantial tannins behind to a long finish. There is a little more Merlot in the blend this year as the Cabernet Sauvignon yield was reduced by the drought – quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent but production was down by some 20%. This alluring wine will need at least seven years in bottle before drinking. Drink 2023–2033


Château de Pez, St Estèphe 2016
53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, 3.5% Petit Verdot
Deep red black with an incredibly perfumed nose of structured black fruit, spice and cool blackcurrant leading to a palate of big spiced black fruits, pretty, intense, with nice richness, vibrant with big tannins behind but again this lovely spice, with a refreshing light bitter twist and going to a big, long, evolving finish, rich with substantial tannins and spice on the end. Drink 2023-2039
Château Phélan Ségur, St Estèphe 2016
Price in 2015: £300
Dense purple black, semi-opaque, with a nose of spiced, brambly, slightly twisted black fruits, very primary, black skins, leading to a palate of sweet, intense black fruit, much more open than the nose, intense and racy, mouth-coating with ripe tannins and fine acidity behind. Soft and supple, with big oak spice on the finish, this needs at least eight years to start to come round. Drink 2025-2038


Château Tronquoy-Lalande, St Estèphe 2016
not offered in 2010 or 2015
58% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Very dense purple black right to the rim, opaque, with a perfumed nose of dusty black-skinned fruit, creamy. The palate is equally perfumed, with soft, juicy, ripe, intense, dusty black-skinned fruit, exotic with spice (but not wood spice) and a distant floral hint. There is a hint of late harvest fruit but at the same time, it is short on the finish with hints of rockrose and port spirit. Drink 2023-2030


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Larger formats or half bottles may be available for a supplement.
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