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2016 Château Cos d'Estournel Blanc

St-Estèphe
(OWC)

PRICE:
$672.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
6 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is very linear and direct on the palate, showing great potential and length. Full body with mango and dried-lemon character and a long, flavorful finish. Shows intent and seriousness. Tight and structured. Better after 2021." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2021


"Composed of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon, the Cos d'Estournel 2016 Blanc opens with exotic fruit notions of guava and passion fruit giving way to nuances of peach blossoms, honeysuckle and wild thyme. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with tropical and stone fruit layers with a racy backbone and long, perfumed finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2020-2028


"The 2016 Cos d'Estournel Blanc offers a striking interplay of ripe fruit and fresher, more citrus-driven notes that contribute freshness. A hint of reduction adds attractive tension and nuance throughout. The Blanc was fermented and aged in mostly neutral oak (7% new), with some lees stirring, but no malolactic fermentation." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2019-2024


"Bright and high-pitched, with lime pith, kiwi core and jicama notes streaking through. A quinine accent echoes on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021. 792 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2021


"The 2016 Cos d’Estournel Blanc, which was bottled in July 2017, has a slightly muted nose that demands encouragement. Attractive lime flower, white peach and hints of frangipane develop with time, though I was hoping for just a touch more precision vis-à-vis its showing in barrel. The palate is well balanced with fine salinity on the entry. There is a light marine/oyster shell influence here, as well as fine depth and moderate length. This will probably drink well over the next decade, possibly more. 12.75% alcohol." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2020-2030


"Pale greenish straw. Quite a sherbet character on the nose. Unusual tension." JancisRobinson.com. 6 April 2017
(JR, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2017-2020


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