Château Cos d'Estournel, 2e Cru Classé de Saint-Estèphe

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Château Cos d'Estournel, 2e Cru Classé de Saint-Estèphe

France | 14.5% | 75cl

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A beautiful vintage, the Cos D'Estournel 2018 promises a rare experience indeed. This spectacular vintage is endowed with the unique and inimitable signature style of Château Cos D'Estournel. With great precision, straight-forward and vibrating with a fantastic energy, the Cos D'Estournel 2018 offers an intense aromatic expression and a great richness on a palate structured by deliciously silky and perfectly molten tannins. Balanced and powerful, the Cos D'Estournel 2018 brings together all the elements of a vintage that will be remembered as one of the best of Saint-Estèphe in particular and Bordeaux in general. Radiating among the greatest wines of the appellation, the Château Cos d'Estournel 2018 is destined for age, with a tremendous potential for guard.

The Cos d'Estournel 2018 results from a rigorous selection of vines, aged 55 years on average, located on the greatest terroirs of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. For the past 10 years, the use of a gravity in the Château Cos D'Estournel winery has allowed for extreme precision at the reception of the harvested fruit.

"The richness and beauty of this wine is impressive with blackcurrant, cherry, berry and fresh cloves. The fruit is so pure here. Full-bodied with tannins that are so integrated and refined that you don’t feel them, yet they are there! Very creamy and layered with great length and beauty. It turns to tar and licorice at the finish. Tight now, but the texture is special. Try after 2027." - 98/100 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2021

"The 2018 Cos d’Estournel showed a lot of promise when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle and given a 2–3-hour decant, it has a gorgeous and disarmingly pure bouquet, slightly high-toned with iodine scents infusing the lush blackberry and boysenberry scents. The oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, delivering silky-smooth tannins, perfect acidity and a sense of harmony than is very persuasive. I cannot recall a Cos d’Estournel in recent years with such fine tannins. It gently fans out toward the finish while retaining superb precision, completing what is a beautifully crafted Cos d’Estournel with a long future ahead. 2025 - 2060" - 96/100 Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2021

"An incredible wine from this estate that's as good as anything in the vintage, the 2018 Château Cos D'Estournel checks in as 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot that was brought up in 50% new French oak. While some 2018s are going to offer pleasure right out of the gate, this isn't one of them, but rather it's a backward, tannic powerhouse of a wine that has flawless balance as well as a level of purity that's off the charts. Thrilling crème de cassis fruit, notes of lead pencil, damp earth, cedarwood, violets, and acacia flowers, full-bodied richness, masses of ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish all make for a legendary Saint-Estèphe that will need a good decade of bottle age yet evolve for 50 years or more. If you are tempted to try a bottle in its youth, it needs lots of air." - 98+/100 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, March 2021

"The 2018 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new oak barriques. The alcohol weighs in at just over 14.5%. Sporting a deep purple-black color, it needs a lot of swirling to begin to unlock a powerful nose of crème de cassis, stewed plums, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by nuances of Sichuan pepper, star anise, tree and clove oil, plus a waft of charcoal. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with taut, muscular black fruits and earthy layers, framed by super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully earthy. A very impressive behemoth, this is going to need a good seven to 10 years to truly show its stuff and should drink for a good 40 years and beyond. 2028 - 2068" - 98+/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (End of Mar), March 2021

Country France
Region Bordeaux
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot
ABV 14.5%
Suitable for Vegans No
Organic No

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