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St. Estephe Bordeaux

Named for the Saint-Estèphe village, this appellation is located in northern Médoc, a sub-region of Bordeaux, France. While it has been an official appellation since 1936, its vineyards date back to the Roman times.

Home to two second-growth wineries from the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Montrose, grapes grown here include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carménère and Petit Verdot. A lesser-known grape grown called Côt is actually thought to be identical to the Malbec. Many of the wineries in Saint-Estèphe create blends of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Percentages of Merlot are often increased in a blend to help soften these wines on the palate in the event they are opened while still young.


Quick Facts

  • Château Cos d'Estournel’s vineyards are right next to Château Lafite-Rothschild
  • Wine writer Pierre Casamayor often suggests pairing these wines with red meats, especially local Pauillac lamb
  • Of the 136 producers of Saint-Estèphe wine, 56 are privately-owned estates and the rest are cooperatives

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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1986,
Mar 24, 11:00 AM CET
CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1986,
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €240- €400
€2401 Bid
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CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
Mar 24, 9:00 AM CET
CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF100- CHF160
CHF1001 Bid
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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1966,
Mar 24, 11:00 AM CET
CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1966,
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
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CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 5 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1993,
Mar 24, 11:00 AM CET
CHÂTEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 5 bottles SAINT-ESTEPHE 1993,
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €400- €450
€4000 Bids
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Calon Segur; Saint-Estèphe, 2014; 6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Mar 26, 11:00 AM SAST
Calon Segur; Saint-Estèphe, 2014; 6 (1 x 6) 750ml
by Strauss & Co
Est: R15,000- R20,000
R13,0000 Bids
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CHATEAU MONTROSE
Mar 24, 9:00 AM CET
CHATEAU MONTROSE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF600- CHF800
CHF6000 Bids
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CHATEAU MONTROSE
Mar 24, 9:00 AM CET
CHATEAU MONTROSE
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF400- CHF600
CHF4000 Bids
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CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
Mar 24, 9:00 AM CET
CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF1,000- CHF1,600
CHF1,0000 Bids
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CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
Mar 24, 9:00 AM CET
CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF400- CHF800
CHF4000 Bids
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Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe, 1990; 6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Mar 26, 11:00 AM SAST
Cos d'Estournel; Saint-Estèphe, 1990; 6 (1 x 6) 750ml
by Strauss & Co
Est: R30,000- R40,000
R22,0000 Bids
2015 Chateau Lafon-Rochet 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe
Mar 28, 12:00 PM BST
2015 Chateau Lafon-Rochet 4eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £150- £200
£1500 Bids
ß 2017 Chateau Calon Segur 3eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe - In Bond
Mar 28, 12:00 PM BST
ß 2017 Chateau Calon Segur 3eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe - In Bond
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £650- £750
£6500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell St. Estephe Bordeaux


Schuler Auktionen

Schuler Auktionen

Auktionshaus Eppli

Auktionshaus Eppli

Strauss & Co

Strauss & Co

Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales

Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales