1999 Lestage Simon, Haut-Médoc SKU #1400701

Price: $21.99

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Tasting Notes

Cha^teau Lestage Simon is a lovely embodiment of a Cru Bourgeois. Located at Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, which is beside the great vineyard of Saint-Este`phe, this profits from an outstanding terroir which is complex and diverse, and whose uniqueness is the basis of the chateau’s wines. The situation of the vines vary considerably. Some grapes derive from sandy soils along the riverbank, others from limestone and clay-limestone soils further inland. The Cha^teau produces a supple Haut-Me´doc, whose structure, richness, and balance create excellent cellaring potential.

Staff Reviews

  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    5/1/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    This Friday, Cinnamon and I enjoyed a bottle of the newly arrived 1999 Lestage Simon, Haut-Médoc ($22.99) with our steak. Saturday morning, I bought myself a case. This wine, like the best of the 1999’s has wonderful, fresh, dark fruit which is still going strong 20 years after the harvest. To go along with this beautiful fruit, this wine is framed by subtle earthiness and also has the texture that only decades of patience can bring. It has become quite silky and the tannins are full integrated. The alcohol is low on this Haut-Médoc, coming in at a classic, old school 12.5%. This means a lot to me, because I have to work on Saturdays, and I like to drink more than one glass of Bordeaux with my steak on Friday night! Perhaps my favorite thing about this wine is how it combines dark fruit and texture with a lifted and bright finish. It provides the kind of refreshment that I love when having a juicy New York steak like the one I had with it.
    Drink from 2019 to 2026
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    4/17/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    There's nothing not to like about this aged Bordeaux for under $25! It's got lovely savory red fruit, hints of leather and spice and great acidity to cut through that ribeye that pairs perfectly with it. No need to age this one, it is in a perfect spot right now.

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