Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2008

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"It reveals exceptionally precise, fresh aromas of black fruits, crushed rocks, licorice, flowers, and subtle smoke. Dense and high in tannin, the extraordinary richness of polyphenols has given the wine power, substance, and depth, but the sweetness of the tannin and the seemingly low acidity, even though the wine tastes remarkably fresh and the pH is only 3.57 (compared to pH’s close to 4 when the fruit is this ripe), has given the wine a precision and elegance that is remarkable...94-96" WA 4/09

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel:
Born in 1762 during the reign of Louis XV and died in 1853 under Napoleon III, at the remarkable age of 91, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel had one sole passion: Cos. Having inherited a few vines near the village of Cos, he recognized, in 1811, the quality of their wine and decided to vinify them separately.

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06/30/2012

96 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


External Reviews for Château Cos d'Estournel Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe

External Review
05/12/2011

Quite juicy, with a mouthwatering edge to the damson plum, mulled cherry and red currant fruit. Modest acidity, fine-grained tannins and flashy spice and iron notes drive the finish. There's excellent integration and harmony for the vintage. Dr... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Cos d'Estournel 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 98While I am not convinced the 2005 Cos d'Estournel will eclipse the compelling 2003 Cos, it is unquestionably another superb classic from proprietor Michel Reybier and his brilliant winemaker, Jean-Guillaume Prats. Made from an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) and the balance mostly Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, this superb effort requires plenty of time in the bottle. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a glorious perfume of licorice, Asian spices, creme de cassis, blackberries, and toasty oak. This full-bodied St.-Estephe is exceptionally powerful, pure, and dense with a layered mid-palate that builds like a skyscraper. While there are massive tannins, they are remarkably velvety and well-integrated in this big, backstrapping effort that should enjoy an unusually long life. Forget it for 8-10 years, and drink it between 2017-2040.


External Review
09/21/2011

Purple core with fuchsia rim. Creme de cassis and kirsch liquor dominates the nose with a fragrant rose petal perfume for good measure. A tertiary nose of loamy gravelly soil adds complexity. A sweet entry of spicy black cherry and cassis with black... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Cos dEstournel 1500ml


External Review
05/18/2010

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"It reveals exceptionally precise, fresh aromas of black fruits, crushed rocks, licorice, flowers, and subtle smoke. Dense and high in tannin, the extraordinary richness of polyphenols has given the wine power, substance, and depth, but the sweetness of the tannin and the seemingly low acidity, even though the wine tastes remarkably fresh and the pH is only 3.57 (compared to pH’s close to 4 when the fruit is this ripe), has given the wine a precision and elegance that is remarkable...94-96" WA 4/09

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