Cos d'Estournel 2016

Cos d'Estournel 2016
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Saint Estephe, Bordeaux
case of 6 bottles
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This is one of the greatest estates in St Estephe. The Chateau borders Lafite Rothschild and is known as a 'super second', a second growth estate that makes wine that is often of first growth quality. It is owned by the Ginestet and Prats families and run by the charismatic Bruno Prats. The vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Two wines are produced: Chateau Cos d'Estournel and Pagodes de Cos.

97-98 points -
James Suckling
James Suckling, Apr 4th 2017
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The finish is something else here. This is a wine that’s so powerful and tannic yet at the same time so polished and superb on the finish. Full-bodied, beautifully crafted and precise. This is a wine that really grabs your attention. The agility and power are more than impressive. Wow is the word.
98-100 -
The Wine Advocate
Neal Martin, 28th Apr 2017
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The 2016 Cos d'Estournel takes the 2016 baton and runs with it. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 26 September and 15 October at 45 hectoliters per hectare, this fabulous Saint Estèphe will be matured in 60% new oak. The alcohol level this year is 13.07%, which proprietor Michel Reybier reminded me is almost 1.5% lower than in 2010. This is clearly a more classically styled Cos d'Estournel that is completely different than say, the 2009 Cos d'Estournel and the more flamboyant, exotic wines in recent years. It actually bears more stylistic similarities to its neighbor Montrose. It is extremely detailed with blackberry and a touch of boysenberry, the fruit almost "creeping up" on you by stealth and then underneath, an undertow of minerals, wet limestone and even flint. The palate has astonishing

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