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2018 Château Cos d'Estournel

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$1,164.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
29 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The beautiful integration of ripe fruit and ripe tannins gives the wine a layered and agile mouthfeel. Soft and gorgeous with silky tannins that really kick in at the finish and carry the wine for a long time." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 98-99


"The 2018 Cos d'Estournel is composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc and has 14.59% alcohol. Aging in 50% new barriques, it has a deep purple-black color and drifts effortlessly, gracefully, seductively out of the glass with slowly unfurling notions of blackcurrant cordial, wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and plum pudding with touches of violets, licorice, wild roses and yeast extract plus a waft of loose tobacco. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of super firm, super ripe tannins and seamless freshness to back up the vibrant, crunchy, oh-so-muscular fruit, finishing long with loads of mineral layers. Amazing structure will keep this beauty for at least half a century and probably a full one!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 97-100


"A regal, soaring Saint-Estèphe, the 2018 Cos d'Estournel is also clearly one of the wines of the vintage. On the palate, the 2018 is dark and sumptuous, with striking aromatic presence and silky tannins that wrap around a rich core of exotic fruit. Black cherry, savory herbs, leather, spice and menthol build in the glass in a wine that is both aromatically intense and richly textured. The 2018 has been nothing short of breathtaking on the two occasions I have tasted it so far. Don't miss it." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 97-100


"Black core with narrow purple rim. Intense black fruit with just a hint of charry oak. Smells sweet and ripe but pure and fresh-fruited too. Glorious Cabernet here. Deep, chewy and rich on the palate, firm velvet texture, incredibly moreish and so fresh, as much from the tannins as from the acidity. Leaves your mouth clean with dark, savoury, rocky length. Very precise winemaking. I love those dry clean-tasting tannins on the finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/22/2019)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2028-2045


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