Goulee by Cos d'Estournel Médoc 2015
Second Growth powerhouse Cos d'Estournel has been producing this rich and lovely Médoc since the 2003 vintage. Goulée is its own lieu-dit located north of Saint Estephe, which initially consisted of 8 hectares, and is now made up of 20. The soils are composed of clay, gravel and limestone, and the climate is cooler and windier than most of Bordeaux, giving this wine a beautiful freshness and balanced acidity. The name Goulée translates to 'gulp', meaning this is the wine at the house of Cos d'Estournel which is enjoyed for joyful 'gulping' with family and friends!
We loved this 2015, finding it to be big, chewy and rich with plum sauce, black cherry and mocha flavors. Made of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, it spent less than one year in oak, preserving the beautiful ripe fruit of the vintage. 2015 is a terrific year for Bordeaux. All of the fruit for Goulée is handpicked, just as it would be for the Grand Vin of the estate. Serve Goulée with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes, as well as with fine cheeses, especially P'tit Basque and Comté Gruyere.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Medoc|
|Brand||Goulee by Cos d'Estournel|
James Suckling"Aromas of sweet tobacco, plums and cherries follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Juicy and flavorful. Drink in 2020.