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1982 Cos d'Estournel

ITEM 8371367 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Purchased at retail; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
geode3 4 $345 $1,380
wilso3 0 of 1 $325 $0
4 $325
Item Sold Amount Date
I8372849 1 $325 Aug 7, 2022
I8371367 4 $345 Aug 7, 2022
I8350066 1 $325 Jul 31, 2022
I8348292 1 $325 Jul 31, 2022
I8335936 1 $335 Jul 24, 2022
I8251254 1 $335 Jun 5, 2022
I8126197 3 $315 Feb 27, 2022
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...aromatics consisting of blue and black fruits, loamy earth, flowers, licorice, and spice box. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a silky finish...

95Wine Spectator

Full-bodied and very solid, with masses of fruit and tannins.

94Stephen Tanzer

...Ripe, lush and gentle, with a mineral character contributing to the wine impression of structure and leavening the wine's sweetness.

18.5Jancis Robinson

...Very heady perfumed and complex on the nose. Some graphite. But very lifted too. Something a little Lafite-like. Lovely mellow perfectly mature gentle stuff. Very fine boned and complete. Classic claret. Lovely 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.