The second wine of Château Cos d’Estournel, the star of St Estephe, alongside Château Montrose that 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.
“This is delicious second wine from Cos d’Estournel, with spice, meat and currant character. Full body, round tannins and a clean finish. Needs two or three years to soften but it’s already very good.” – 90pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2014
“The gap between the second and first wines at Cos in 2011 is much narrower than in the last two vintages, partly because the latter underperformed. Cedarwood and Asian spices on the nose and palate, with lots of smoky, charry fruit and good structure. The tannins are a little angular, but this is still a good second wine. 8+ years.” – 92pts Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012
French still red wine from Saint Estephe Bordeaux France, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.