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2001 Cos d'Estournel

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ITEM 7979686 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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$150
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I8018756 2 $185 Dec 5, 2021
I8011766 2 $170 Nov 28, 2021
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I8005095 2 $175 Nov 21, 2021
I8001403 1 $175 Nov 14, 2021
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I7987030 2 $175 Oct 31, 2021
I7979686 1 $170 Oct 24, 2021
I7857424 2 $155 Jun 13, 2021
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Wonderful spice and currant aromas to this young wine. Full-bodied, with well-integrated, refined tannins. Long, caressing finish.

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice...Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely intergrated wood...

92Stephen Tanzer

Vibrant, complex aromas of cassis, graphite, eucalyptus and tobacco. Fat and sweet but shapely, with impressive density and underlying structure.

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

Dark crimson. Polished, exotic nose. Sweet and rich…real life here. Polish without excess sweetness.

#37 of 2004Wine Spectator Top 100

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.