Cos d’Estournel 2017

£185.00

From the iconic Sainte Estephe region on the Left Bank of Bordeaux – Cos d’Estournel can do no wrong at the moment creating great wines year after year.

Country of Origin: France
Growing Region: Bordeaux
Producer: Cos d'Estournel
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2017

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Cos d’Estournel is one of the biggest names in Bordeaux these days – making wines to international acclaim, with a worldwide following. From Sainte Estephe on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, these vineyards boarder the famous Pauillac region, in particular, very close by to Chateau Lafite Rothschild.

Composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, yields for the grand vin in 2017 were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and it was aged in 60% new oak. It came in at an alcohol of 13% and an IPT of 68. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cos d’Estournel needs a little coaxing to unfurl, revealing beautiful expressions of preserved plums, boysenberries, blackcurrant pastilles and wild blueberries with hints of Indian spices, menthol, lilacs and mossy tree bark plus a compelling suggestion of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and well-knit freshness supporting the tightly wound blue and black fruits layers, finishing long and fragrant. This wine will need a good 5-7 years in bottle before it begins to blossom and should go on for at least another 40 years. I expect this wine to be a blockbuster of a head-turner when I come back and taste it at 10 years of age! 98+ points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, March 2020

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ABV

13.00%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2017

Weight

1.25

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