Chateau Lestage Simon 2016
The quintessential Cru Bourgeois, Château Lestage Simon, in Saint Seurin de Cadourne, a neighbor of the great vineyards of Saint-Estèphe, draws from complex and diversified terroir. Here, plots of deep gravels along the river, there, limestone or limestone and clay further inland. It is a supple Haut-Médoc, full-bodied, rich and well balanced with excellent cellaring potential. This property consistently punches well above its weight.
|Wine Advocate: 90|
|Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Lestage Simon features kirsch, black raspberries and cassis with lavender and potpourri notions plus a hint of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant with a good fruit core and grainy tannins, finishing perfumed.|
|Wine Enthusiast: 92|
|This is a dense wine, rich in smoky tones and solidly textured tannins, though it also has a freshness from the black currant acidity. It is a balanced wine that will age well; drink after 2023.|
|James Suckling: 93|
|Big blackcurrants and a spot-on combination of depth, freshness and elegant tannins make this an exceptional Haut-Médoc. Long, fine-grained, dry finish. Drink or hold.|