Château Haut-Beausejour St. Estephe 2011
Wine EnthusiastThis is a modern, polished wine, solidly packed with dark tannins and dense fruits. A tough, tannic element shows through strongly, giving a counterpoint to the acidiy. Drink from 2017.
Wine SpectatorOffers a good mix of dark plum, raspberry coulis and red currant fruit flavors, with a high-pitched floral hint that weaves through the lively finish. A chalky echo lingers. Drink now through 2019. 10,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis property was hit by the hail storm of September 1, and the final blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon displays a tightly-knit, clipped, tart feel. It will likely become desiccated by 7-10 years of age.