A superb parcel of affordable, classified St Estèphe from the mighty 2010 vintage. Merlot dominated and drinking now, this will also age gracefully over the next decade.
This 25ha Cru Bourgeois has been owned by the Estager family since 1902. After hand-harvesting and traditional fermentation, the blend is assembled: 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, then aged for 18 months in oak barrels (20% new).
“Nicely concentrated blackberry and blackcurrant nose, some florality and a touch of leather, very good depth of fruit and the tannins are absorbed by the richness of the fruit, very good depth, firm flavours and a very good future.” – 91pts Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine
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Château Coutelin Merville is a cru bourgeois located in St Estephe. The estate has been under the ownership of the Estager family for over 100 years. Today Bernard and Francois are in charge of the domaine and follow sustainable practices in the vineyard. The estate covers 30 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vines are 26 years old on average and the wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak barrel of which 20% is new. View our selection.