The star of St Estephe, alongside Château Montrose, Cos d’Estournel competes with the quality of some 1st growth. A higher percentage of Merlot than the rest of the Haut-Medoc is used in the blend to produce fleshy and richly textured wines.
85% of the wine was aged in new oak. Ripe plum and blackcurrant fruits intermingling with cedar, liquorice and chocolate. A classic big and bold Cos d’Estournel!
One of the candidates for wine of the vintage, this beauty has a dense purple color to the rim and a classic, noble nose of graphite intermixed with black currant, spice box, licorice, and red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied with exceptional precision and definition, this beautifully textured wine stands out as one of the most successful wines of this irregular vintage. A brilliant effort, it should be at its best between 2008 and 2020- 93 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate