CHATEAU COS D'ESTOURNEL 2ieme Cru Classe St-Estephe 2016 Bottle/nc-NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Estèphe | 75cl
£159.95 / £959.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) 98 - 100 points
Drink Date: 2026 - 2065 - "The 2016 Cos d'Estournel takes the 2016 baton and runs with it. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This is clearly a more classically styled Cos d'Estournel that is completely different than say, the 2009 Cos d'Estournel and the more flamboyant, exotic wines in recent years. It actually bears more stylistic similarities to its neighbor Montrose. It is extremely detailed with blackberry and a touch of boysenberry, the fruit almost "creeping up" on you by stealth and then underneath, an undertow of minerals, wet limestone and even flint. The palate has astonishing: exquisite balance, perhaps the most precise and detailed Cos d'Estournel that I have encountered in many years of tasting at this address. It segues into a Pauillac-like second-half with veins of graphite strafing the black fruit, but what marks this Cos d'Estournel is the palpable energy and tension allied with an effortless nature."