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2017 Cos d'Estournel

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8092867 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$220
Item Sold Amount Date
I8225183 1 $220 May 15, 2022
I8112670 2 $200 Feb 13, 2022
I8111396 1 $220 Feb 13, 2022
I8106782 3 $200 Feb 6, 2022
I8095534 1 $220 Jan 23, 2022
I8018770 1 $220 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

98+ The Wine Advocate

...beautiful expressions of preserved plums, boysenberries, blackcurrant pastilles and wild blueberries with hints of Indian spices, menthol, lilacs and mossy tree bark... Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and well-knit freshness...finishing long and fragrant.

98James Suckling

Spices, such as nutmeg and cinnamon...dried meat and plums with cedar and sandalwood. Full body. Deep and dense in the center palate and a long, long finish... Very polished tannins. Long and ethereal.

95Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, chocolate, spice, new leather, licorice, smoke and incense infuse...tons of character...

94Jeb Dunnuck

...medium to full body, ripe, present tannins, and solid spine of acidity. Beautiful cassis, green tobacco, graphite, and cedar pencil notes...

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

Dark-fruited and lightly charry to give a savoury/fruit complexity. Extremely pure cassis...remarkably silky, with clarity, precision and length but without excess richness. Deep and long. Amazing balance... Great precision...

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.