Château Cos d'Estournel 2016

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"...simply electric, charged with an energy and depth of flavors that seem to defy the elegance and ethereal nature of its medium-bodied weight, featuring super ripe, densely pixelated tannins that firmly frame the myriad of fruit and floral sparks, finishing with epic length. Just. Magic."

Total £180.00
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Grape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 74% Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Petit Verdot 1%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2050
Winemaker Michel Reybier
Organic No
SKU 103525

Château Cos d'Estournel 2016 was rated a perfect 100 points by

Sited on a gravelly ridge, overlooking the Pauillac-Saint-Estèphe border and looking down on the vineyards of Château Lafite Rothschild, Cos d'Estournel is a fitting monument to its wines.

Cos d'Estournel produces more elegant and less angular Saint-Estèphe than its neighbours, due largely to a relatively high percentage of Merlot in its blends.

Dense, dark almost inky appearance. Red fruits on the nose with definite rose petal and spice box. On the palate the robust tannins hit you quite early, however the complex flavours emerge, full of creamy fruit in the fresh and impressively long finish. Classy.

"Aging in 50% new barriques, it has a deep purple-black color and drifts effortlessly, gracefully, seductively out of the glass with slowly unfurling notions of blackcurrant cordial, wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and plum pudding with touches of violets, licorice, wild roses and yeast extract plus a waft of loose tobacco. The full-bodied palate is built like a brick house with a solid frame of super firm, super ripe tannins and seamless freshness to back up the vibrant, crunchy, oh-so-muscular fruit, finishing long with loads of mineral layers. Amazing structure will keep this beauty for at least half a century and probably a full one!"

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