Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2012

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

An unctuous red wine from Saint-Estephe

The Cos d'Estournel estate extends over 91 hectares. This 2nd classified growth of Saint-Estephe contains a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is aged in barrels, 70% of which are of new oak.

At tasting, the nose of this wine reveals many aromas, especially notes of graphite, crushed stone, blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palate, the Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2012 is rather full-bodied, structured, but with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Its great aging potential makes it possible to keep this wine until 2022 or even later.

 

Parker : 93+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and reveals expressive black cherries, black raspberries and red and black plums scents with subtler notes of cassis, menthol, pencil lead and cigar box plus a touch of lavender. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, with a rock-solid frame of chewy tannins, it delivers a lively lift on the long finish. This is a lovely wine with slightly chewier tannins and less stuffing than the 2011. Needs 4-5 years.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
18

Vinous - A. Galloni
94

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Classification
Second Growth

Parker
93+

Allergens
Contains sulfites