St Estèphe 2018

Bordeaux 2018 - St Estèphe

The following wines have been released to date from the Bordeaux 2018 campaign. Please contact us by calling 01353 721 999 if you would like to place an order.

Wine Bts per case £ per case in bond
Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe 2018
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Inky black with a nose of dense black fruit, tight, herby and spiced, intense and sweet, really rich and almost tarry with huge supple tannins and layered black fruits on the palate, grilled with a plummy intensity, beautifully balanced with immense power. Really fine. Drink 2027-2035+

6 £435
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Château Capbern, St Estèphe 2018
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot. Dense black red right to the rim with a nose of tight, stony black fruits, creamed and spiced, with notes of cool blackcurrant. Wow on the palate! a real bombe surprise burst of fruit – lots of black fruits, rich and full bodied, big tannins with a refreshing light bitter twist, soft and supple going to a long, fresh, creamy finish. This a superb wine this year, punching well above its weight as usual. Drink 2024-2030
Recommended

12 £190
Château de Pez St Estèphe 2018
49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Dense purple black right to the rim with a nose of dense black fruit, inky and fumy, really dark, creamed blackcurrants, sweet and spiced. On the palate deliciously vibrant black and red fruits, inky and perfumed with some saline savoury notes, with substantial, unobtrusive tannins, savoury going to a tight, spiced finish. Drink 2024-2030

12 £255
Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe 2018
Deep purple black with a nose of reduced black fruit, smoky too, with some stalky blackcurrant notes; dense and sweet on entry, a huge mouthful of red and black fruits, sweet and intense with big stalky Cabernet notes too; spiced and tactile, big and structured with the alcohol kept well in hand going to a ripe, sweet, grilled finish. Drink 2025-2035
Recommended

12 £384
Les Ormes de Pez, St Estèphe 2018
Slightly lower yield than usual because of drought condition; only 2% lost to mildew damage.41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Dense opaque purple black right to the rim with a nose of dense inky black fruits, crushed black skins, with some mineral, leafy notes too; on the palate dense black fruits, smooth and supple, fresh with big, crushed black skinned fruit, toasty and spiced with really supple, substantial tannins behind going to a rich, toasty finish. Drink 2024-2032

12 £255
Marquis de Calon, St Estèphe 2018
53% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon; less Merlot this year, partially because of the vintage but also because they are moving towards a more Cabernet style. Dense red black with jammy black fruit, some cool and poised notes but erring towards warm damson fruit with floral hints of honeysuckle. On the palate dense black fruit, rich, intense, concentrated, with a beautiful rich backnote underscored by fine ripe tannins and going to very long finish. Fabulous wine. Drink 2025-2032

12 £240
Château Phélan Ségur, St Estèphe 2018
Dense purple black right to the rim with a nose of grilled black fruits, spiced and toasty yet not hugely overt. On the palate delicious cool black fruit, very pure with crunchy yet super ripe Cabernet fruit, sweet and rich too, seamless and looking for a touch of fat from barrel ageing, going to a sweet, long, grilled finish. Drink 2024-2030

12 £424