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1995 Cos d'Estournel

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8563195 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $175
Item Sold Amount Date
I8640698 1 $175 Jan 15, 2023
I8629570 1 $175 Jan 8, 2023
I8623194 1 $175 Jan 1, 2023
I8588288 1 $175 Dec 18, 2022
I8576029 1 $175 Dec 11, 2022
I8563166 4 $175 Dec 4, 2022
I8546072 5 $175 Nov 27, 2022
I8514853 1 $185 Nov 6, 2022
I8504576 1 $185 Oct 30, 2022
I8496281 1 $185 Oct 23, 2022
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

Opulent, with forward aromatics (gobs of black fruits intermixed with toasty pain grille scents and a boatload of spice), this terrific Cos possesses remarkable intensity, full body, and layers of jammy fruit...

94Wine Spectator

Gorgeous blackberry, toasted oak, Indian spice and light sweet tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a caressing texture. Pretty and refined...

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...notes of black fruit, game, and toasty oak. Tightly wrapped and rather taut today, but offers terrific concentration and length. Today the wine tannins are very visible,...

***/*Michael Broadbent

...broad, tea-like, gingery nose; rich, tobacco spice. Fresh, with good balance of sugar and acidity...

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.