2020 Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

2020 Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

$1,500.00 Excl. GST
$1,635.00 Incl. GST
Chateau Cos d'Estournel
Immediate, 1 in stock, Duty Paid

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 91 hectares
Soils: gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 8000 to 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 78%
  • Merlot 19%
  • Cabernet Franc 2%
  • Petit verdot 1%

Second wine: Les Pagodes De Cos

  • Grape varieties:
    • Merlot 58%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
    • Cabernet Franc 2%

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    Tasting Notes

    Vinous 97

    The 2020 Cos d’Estournel is a wine of extreme elegance. Silky and light on its feet, the 2020 is incredibly nuanced. In fact it is without question the most finessed of all the top wines in Saint-Estephe, showing more in common with some of its neighbors in the north of Pauillac than the more potent wines of Saint-Estephe. Impossibly soft, silky tannins wrap around a core of dark red fruit, spice and orange zest. The 2020 is not a huge Cos, but rather a wine for readers who appreciate elegance over power. I can’t wait to see how it ages. Magnificent. [Antonio Galloni, 23/02/2023]

    Anticipated maturity: 2030-2060

    JancisRobinson.com 18.5

    62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot. Cask sample. Purple-black colour to the rim. Deep and dense (like an endless pool) but aromatically restrained. Some cassis with aeration. Big and bold with marked tension and supercharged but finely hewn tannins. Enough fruit to provide unctuosity. Fresh, dry and saline through to the finish. Powerful but sculpted. Very long ageing. (JL) [20/04/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2030-2055

    Robert Parker 97

    The 2020 Cos d’Estournel is composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot. The harvest took place September 10"24 with a yield of 39 hectoliters per hectare. The alcohol weighs in at 13.46% with a pH of 3.9 and an IPT (total phenolic index) of 80. It is being aged in French oak barrels, 55% new. Deep purple-black in color, it pops with explosive scents of ripe red and black currants, black cherry preserves and black raspberries, followed by sparks of violets, wild sage, pencil lead and clove oil, with emerging hints of iron ore and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate has amazing elegance and grace contrasted by jaw-dropping energy, featuring a firm frame of finely grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with a whole firework display of mineral nuances. I love the way this Cos d’Estournel shimmies and shinesa a unique vintage signature expressed so beautifully at this estate! [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 16/04/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2028-2060

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