In its heyday, towards the end of the 19th Century, the Château belonged to Mr. de Artega and stretched out over an impressive 350 hectares. The Estate was then used for farming, forestry and wine-growing; the vineyards covered over 60 hectares of the surface area and produced 300 barrels per year. Château L’Estran was subsequently classified as “Crus Bourgeois”. During the 1930’s,
In 2010, Madame Jing Cheng, a Chinese lady with a passion for wine and the Médoc region became owner of Château L’Estran. Recognizing the potential and quality of the vineyard, Madame Cheng invested in the embellishment of the Château and the renovation of the estate, while taking care to preserve age-old traditions and expertise.
Tastings:Full-bodied, tannic, ripe blackcurrant notes, fig notes, light cedar notes, hint of pencil lead, herbal notes, nuanced
Tasted by: James Button @Decanter – 89 points If you can forgive the unnecessarily heavy bottle, this is a good buy. Hand-harvested grapes were fermented before being aged in French oak for 18 months, producing a wine with lovely red and black fruit flavours and a smoky, woody, spicy aroma with a hint of tobacco. Smooth tannins lead into a finish with savoury notes of pepper, smoke, tobacco, leather and spice. A great choice with roast beef.