Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2017

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Winery: Chateau cos d'estournel
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Body: Medium full
Varietal: Cabernet sauvignon & blends









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Appellation: Saint-Estephe (Bordeaux)

"The final blend of the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers up intense scents of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, spice cake, star anise and plum preserves plus a perfumed hint of potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm yet wonderfully ripe, "sweet", fine-grained tannins at just 13% alcohol-something of a miracle in our modern times. The palate sports fantastic freshness and tons of energy emitted from the intensely perfumed black fruit layers, finishing on an epically long-lingering mineral note. Truly profound." - RP

"Quite the bottle here! Spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as dried meat and plums with cedar and sandalwood. Full body. Deep and dense in the center palate and a long, long finish. Shows finesse and tightness. Very polished tannins. Long and ethereal. Try after 2023." - James Suckling, 98 points

"Warm coffee spice and intense plum and damson fruit. Inviting. Inky deep and complex aromas, forest fruits and crème de mûre. Very concentrated and deep flavours with huge extract, but freshness and spice. Some hints of tea and rosehip, with lots of cassis and black fruit. Deep, good acidity ripe but fill tannins and a spicy long finish. Very good indeed. First growth quality." - Tim Atkin, 97 points

"Bright and expressive, with an extroverted core of loganberry, plum and black cherry fruit racing to the fore, carried by a polished and sleek structure. Reveals a subtle mineral edge through the finish, with alluring black and red tea notes swirling around. The rare seductive St.-Estèphe. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2036." - Wine Spectator, 94 points


 Wine Spectator
 Stephen Tanzer
 Jancis Robinson
 Antonio Galloni
 Tim Atkin
 James Halliday
 Guia Penin
 Gambero Rosso
 Wine Enthusiast
 Jeb Dunnuck

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