Château Cos d'Estournel

Bordeaux, France   |  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot   |  2005
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CHAT-CODE-2005
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CHAT-CODE-2005-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£230.00
Free delivery over £75

Intimately persuaded of the potential of his vines, Louis Gaspard d'Estournel sought constantly to expand, and would gradually acquire the prime plots on the hill of Cos. Today the vineyard occupies 100 hectares. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for two-thirds of this precious mosaic of numerous plots, with a lesser proportion of the land dedicated to Merlot and a small proportion to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

"The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a little closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wafts of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5-6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!!." 98 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA

"The purity of fruit in this is fascinating with plums, currants and other dark fruits. Then there is another layer of spices and chocolate. So much cassis. Full and very layered with chewy polished tannins and a long, long finish. Just starting to open. Changes all the time. Still needs a year or two but gorgeous to drink already." 99 pts, James Suckling

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  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2005
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityLay down
  SweetnessDry

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