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2001 Cos d'Estournel

Lightly elevated cork

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release at retail

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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.

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.