Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2017

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

One of the Greatest Successes of the 2017 Vintage in Bordeaux

Among the legends of the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region, the fabulous Chateau Cos d’Estournel is a great figure indeed. Vintage after vintage, the wines of this great 2nd Classified Growth of Saint-Estephe have reached the peak of excellence, especially with this 2017 vintage.

In the atypical 2017 vintage full of contrasts, Cos d'Estournel did not falter in staying consistent to its reputation. True to the saying that great wines are born from great terroirs, the magnificent vineyard of Cos d'Estournel, located near the Gironde River, was spared the episodes of frost that hit the region at the end of April 2017. With fully ripened fruit boasting an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity, the 2017 vintage had all the potential for a great vintage. The flawless understanding of the plots, the experience of the teams and the technical excellence behind the winemaking made it possible to get the very best out of this tricky vintage.

With its typically Medoc style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (66%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (1%) and Petit Verdot (1%), the Cos d'Estournel 2017 is generous indeed. Its sublime elegance, delicate refinement, depth and density require time for the taster to reflect.

With the freshness of its aromas and delicate spicy notes typical of Saint-Estephe, the aromatic bouquet is precise and complex, exuding a purity of fruit. The palate is charming and silky, revealing juicy fruit and a tannic structure of great finesse. With its precision and straightforward nature, the palate stretches forth into a fabulous finish perfectly balancing the opulence and freshness of aromas. A sophisticated and prodigious Cos d'Estournel, promising a great potential for age.

Parker : 97-100 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The final blend of the 2017 Cos d'Estournel is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers up intense scents of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of incense, spice cake, star anise and plum preserves plus a perfumed hint of potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied with very firm yet wonderfully ripe, sweet, fine-grained tannins at just 13% alcohol--something of a miracle in our modern times. The palate sports fantastic freshness and tons of energy emitted from the intensely perfumed black fruit layers, finishing on an epically long-lingering mineral note. Truly profound.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Country
France

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

J. Robinson
17.5+

J. Suckling
97-98

Vinous - A. Galloni
92-95

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Dessert wine
No

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Classification
Second Growth

Parker
97-100

Allergens
Contains sulfites