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2018 Cos d'Estournel

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

ITEM 7975847 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$1,645
Item Sold Amount Date
I7972385 1 $1,545 Oct 10, 2021
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2018 Cos d'Estournel

RATINGS

98+ The Wine Advocate

...nose of crème de cassis, stewed plums, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by nuances of Sichuan pepper, star anise, tree and clove oil, plus a waft of charcoal...full-bodied palate is densely packed with taut, muscular black fruits and earthy layers, framed by super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully earthy.

98James Suckling

The richness and beauty of this wine is impressive with blackcurrant, cherry, berry and fresh cloves...fruit is so pure... Full-bodied with tannins that are so integrated and refined... Very creamy and layered with great length and beauty...turns to tar and licorice at the finish.

98+ Jeb Dunnuck

...flawless balance... Thrilling crème de cassis fruit, notes of lead pencil, damp earth, cedarwood, violets, and acacia flowers, full-bodied richness, masses of ultra-fine tannins, and a great, great finish...

96Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous and disarmingly pure bouquet...iodine scents infusing the lush blackberry and boysenberry scents...palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, delivering silky-smooth tannins, perfect acidity and a sense of harmony than is very persuasive...gently fans out toward the finish while retaining superb precision...

96Wine Enthusiast

Rich and dense, this wine is happily poised between ripe fruits and a deceptively powerful structure. Smoky flavors from wood aging combine with solid black fruits that strain but never overstep an impressive balance.

17.5Jancis Robinson

...black fruit with just a hint of charry oak. Smells sweet and ripe but pure and fresh-fruited too... Deep, chewy and rich on the palate, firm velvet texture, incredibly moreish and so fresh... Leaves your mouth clean with dark, savoury, rocky length...dry clean-tasting tannins on the finish.

PRODUCER

Cos d'Estournel

Chateau Cos d’Estournel is a Second Growth Bordeaux according to the Bordeaux classification of 1855. Located in St.-Estephe, the chateau includes 160 acres of vineyards planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Founded in the 18th century by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel, the chateau’s wines were so admired in the 19th century that they were in demand all over the world. The chateau was bought and sold many times during the late 19th and 20th centuries, and in 2000 it was acquired by Michel Reybier, under whose direction the chateau has continued its climb to excellence. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that Cos d’Estournel “has been particularly successful in difficult vintages” and “remains impeccably managed.” Some 200,000 bottles of the signature Cos d’Estournel are produced each year.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.