Tag: St Estèphe

In conversation with Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Ch. Tronquoy-Lalande have made our new Own Selection St Estèphe for us. We speak to Lorraine Watrin, the château’s Sales Director, about the estate’s terroir and philosophy.   Located in the heart of the St Estèphe appellation, Château Tronquoy-Lalande traces its history back to 1745, making it one of the oldest properties in the region. Since 2006, the château has been in the hands of Martin and Olivier Bouygues of nearby Château Montrose, regarded as […]

Bordeaux 2020: St Estèphe

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Estèphe, based on a conversation with Lorraine Watrin of Ch. Montrose. At a glance: St Estèphe in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,250 Average yield: 41hl/ha in 2020 (50hl/ha in ’19); down 18% […]

Bordeaux 2018: a winemaker’s vintage

As our team’s penultimate day of tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur draws to a close, Mark Pardoe MW reports on the excellent St Estèphe 2018s, explaining that this is a vintage determined by decisions made in the winery

Bordeaux 2016: uniquely drinkable

On the penultimate day of our team’s trip tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons journeys along the fabled D2 through the Médoc, finding a Cabernet vintage that is uniquely terroir-driven There are few roads that can lay claim to being the most exciting on the wine route. The Silverado trail in Napa perhaps, the Route […]