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2006 Cos d'Estournel

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

Sweet bouquet of blue and black fruits, licorice, graphite, and charcoal, this full-bodied 2006 possesses high levels of sweet tannin. This wine is characterized by a freshness and precision.

93Wine Spectator

Blackberry, black licorice and violet aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a pretty, balanced finish.

93Stephen Tanzer

Expressive aromas of dark raspberry, smoked meat, black olive, iron, smoke and tobacco. Lush, broad and sweet, with a deep smoky, meaty sweetness and outstanding palate coverage. Finishes impressively long, with chewy, sweet tannins...

18Jancis Robinson

...Rich and very fine on the palate though with lovely nuance and a slightly dry, brickish finish. Very appetising and well balanced.

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.