Chateau Cos d'Estournel St. Estephe 2014

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SKU 00910

750ml

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This famous Second Growth is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc with old vines averaging 40+ years. This château sits on a ridge immediately north of the Pauillac border, looking down on its neighbor, Lafite Rothschild. The unusually high percentage of Merlot (by Haut-Médoc standards) accounts for the fleshy, supple and rich texture of the wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Cos d'Estournel
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorIntense, with a roiling core of luscious loganberry, blackberry and black currant fruit. Singed spice, apple wood and black tea accents emerge steadily on the finish. Has a rare combination of density and precision. Will cruise in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 14,000 cases made.

James Molesworth
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cos d'Estournel is destined to turn into a very lovely Saint Estèphe. This bottle was actually tasted over a period of a few hours. The word "cool" is one that reappeared in my vernacular now that the wine is in bottle. The estate is known for producing a more luxuriant and extravagant bouquet compared to its Saint Estèphe peers, yet this vintage is streamlined (to re-appropriate my original descriptor). It's unashamedly focused and delineated. It delivers intense blackberry and bilberry scents, again with a touch of iris. The palate is beautifully balanced with not a single hair out of place. The acidity is well judged and I noticed that after two or three hours, there was a faint vein of graphite that lends it a Pauillac-like personality, no surprise given that it lies just across the border. It will require several years in bottle for the tannins to mellow, but the result will be a very attractive, quite correct, fresh and precise Cos d'Estournel that will bestow two or three decades of drinking enjoyment.

Neal Martin, February 28, 2017