null

Cos D Estournel

Cos D Estournel 2018

Was:
£270.00
(You save )
Usually, ships from us on the same working day if ordered before 12 pm. Currently, 18 of these are in our bonded warehouse, and can take up to 10 working days to dispatch.

Description

Cos D'Estournel, 2eme Grand Cru Classe, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2018

Finely structured and vibrant, Cos d’Estournel 2018 is both powerful and balanced, with very soft tannins. It offers a multitude of nuances, including remarkably elegant spices and an extremely long and lingering finish.
It is an extraordinary vintage with immense cellaring potential that will surely count among the most legendary vintages of the estate.

"Black core with narrow purple rim. Intense black fruit with just a hint of charry oak. Smells sweet and ripe but pure and fresh-fruited too. Glorious Cabernet here. Deep, chewy and rich on the palate, firm velvet texture, incredibly moreish and so fresh, as much from the tannins as from the acidity. Leaves your mouth clean with dark, savoury, rocky length. Very precise winemaking. I love those dry clean-tasting tannins on the finish. (JH)" - Barrel Sample

17.5/20 points, Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019

"The 2018 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new oak barriques. The alcohol weighs in at just over 14.5%. Sporting a deep purple-black color, it needs a lot of swirling to begin to unlock a powerful nose of crème de cassis, stewed plums, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by nuances of Sichuan pepper, star anise, tree and clove oil, plus a waft of charcoal. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with taut, muscular black fruits and earthy layers, framed by super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully earthy. A very impressive behemoth, this is going to need a good seven to 10 years to truly show its stuff and should drink for a good 40 years and beyond."

98+/100 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, March 2021

Also rated 98/100 by Antonio Galloni (Vinous) and James Suckling. It's seriously good wine!

Why buy from us?

Why Choose Us? Amazing Deals. No minimum order, competitive prices, and discounts on bulk orders. We package wine in singles, threes, sixes, and twelves for delivery by our carriers. Buy six bottles or more to save 6%, or a dozen bottles or more to save 10% on still or sparkling wine*. Delivery charges: Free local delivery for orders over £50, Free mainland UK delivery for orders over £90. 120-day money-back guarantee. Secure online payments. Please check with us if you need a particular bottling or label design before ordering. *Exclusions apply; spirits, en primeur, Champagne, selection cases, and fortified wines.

Additional Details

SKU:
BP04AR18
UPC:
Size:
75Cl
ABV:
14.5%
Closure:
Cork
Bottled:
Winery
Appellation:
Saint Estephe
Vintage:
2018
Drink:
Keep, not yet in drinking window
Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blend
Influence of Oak:
High
Country:
France

Related Products

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales

No thanks