Cos D'estournel

2016 Cos D'estournel Cos d'Estournel

  • Classification:
    2nd growth
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Saint Estephe
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 1
  • Stock Location:
    France
€189
In stock (62)
 
Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 100 (Jan. 2019)

The 2016 Cos d’Estournel was a bona fide showstopper out of barrel, the best that I had encountered in over 20 years of visiting the estate during en primeur, so my expectations were piled high when I returned to find out how it performs in bottle. Deep, almost opaque in color, it sports a very intense but broody bouquet with fathomless deep black fruit tinged with blueberry and violet. The aromas almost seem to envelop the senses. The palate is medium-bodied with ultra-fine tannin that I have never witnessed in any other vintage of Cos d’Estournel. There is a beguiling symmetry to this Saint-Estèphe, as well as unerring mineralité. The persistent, tobacco-tinged finish can be felt 60 second after the wine has departed. This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure, though I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth, hence my drinking window. 13.07% alcohol.