Chateau Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe (half-bottle) 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

$15.49
Item No. 14382
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1994
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

The 1996 vintage has a recurring theme of black currant, blackberry and myrtle, with a slight hint of chocolate. The tasting reveals a personality devoid of artifice or austerity, with an elegant roundness and densely tannic structure characteristic of a St. Estephe. The wine has not yet fully come into its own and will soften as it ages in the wood.

Alcohol: 12.5% by volume

Learn About Chateau Haut-Beausejour

In 1992, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, oenologist and president of Champagne Louis Roederer, acquired and combined two Cru Bourgeois vineyards in the heart of the Medoc's prestigious Saint-Estephe appellation: Chateau Picard and Chateau Beausejour. Together, these properties make up what is now called Chateau Haut-Beausejour.In keeping with his passion for quality, Mr. Rouzaud made...

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Learn About St. Estephe

(saint ess-TEFF) Rugged Northerner St.-Estephe is the northernmost of the 4 communes hugging the Dordogne river in the Northern Haut-Medoc area of Bordeaux. While the appellation has no premier crus (first growths) of its own, it's southernmost chateau, Cos d'Estournel, is a highly acclaimed second growth, geographically separated from the famed Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac by...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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